Wow. May 15th was the last day I blogged? I knew it had been a week, but two weeks have passed by…
I decided last night that it was time to return to this little space of mine. Really, I feel like I owe an explanation for my absence here, but I don’t. want. to. go. there. And believe me, you don’t really want me to go there because it would probably sound a lot like this:
The internet! ^&$% These people on the internet! If I read one more blog written by an apologist of (basically, insert anything or anyone or any belief system I feel should be strongly criticized and/or warrants caution labels) then I am going to… &^%#, I don’t even know…
And no one needs to hear any more of that. Agree?
So know this, friends and strangers, I actually spared you two weeks of chaos. But now it is time to come back to you. I’ve written a little bit here and there, and I’m really looking forward to exploring some new ideas and continuing with old ones. I will finish up the When Faith Looks Different series next week. Promise.
Here are some things I’m into right now, and I’ll be sharing more about some of these things throughout the next several weeks.
I ordered this book a couple weeks ago, and it arrived yesterday! I feel like Dan Brennan is going to wreck me- in a good way. I think some tables are going to be turned upside down. That’s all I’m going to say for now. I’ll definitely be writing about my reactions as I work through Sacred Unions, Sacred Passions.
I also ordered half a dozen journals from Compendium Incorporated. I found these journals a couple years ago during a stay at the Sylvia Beach Hotel. I’ve been strangely attached to them ever since. I plan to finish the rough draft my memoir within these little spines.
Keel’s Simple Diary. Best idea ever. I’m one of those people who loves journaling for about five days and then six months pass by, and not another word is entered. Keels didn’t cure me completely; I think a quarter of my yellow journal is still empty. I started a new one yesterday, and I want to see this one through until the end. Check them out. I hear there is an app too, but I’m kind of an old-fashioned pen and ink and paper kind of girl.
Song Obsession: “Over the Love“ by Florence and the Machine. I first heard it during the newly released The Great Gatsby. I am addicted to this song, and so who knows, maybe I’ll write about it. Or maybe I’ll write why I failed to be impressed by Baz Luhrmann’s adaptation of Fitzgerald’s novel. I absolutely love Gatsby and I love Fitzgerald. I stayed in his room at the Sylvia Hotel; he is second in my heart only to Hemingway. Anyway, the song is haunting. Take a listen.
Habaneros. I’ve been putting them in almost everything I cook for dinner. Cooking has taken me on some very healing journeys. Maybe I’ll share a few recipes. Most of my favorites do not include habaneros, but I’ll definitely let you know if some can be added.
I’ve been into getting irritated by my patron saint, Catherine of Siena. I picked up her diary on several occasions in the past couple weeks, read a few lines, and walked away shaking my head. I don’t understand her sometimes. Then, of course, I have to laugh because I would choose my patron saint to be someone I can argue with and who will stretch me to new ways of seeing God and the world. I’ll be writing more about my relationship with her and her words on upcoming Monk Mondays.
Natalie Goldberg. She is my guru. I’m re-reading everything she’s written. If you like writing, get into her; she’ll change your life.
I know I’m leaving you with random bits today. I’ll return tomorrow with something cohesive.
Wednesday, please be kind to my readers.
What have you all been into during these past two weeks? Movie, books, music, wine recommendations?