"The greatest trick shame plays on us is its ability to alienate us from the one thing that might help --love" - Virginia Ward, Reggie Joiner, Kristen Ivy
We seek elusive answers to the questions of this life.
We seek to put an end to all the waste of human strife.
We search for truth, equality, and blessed peace of mind.
And then, we come together here,
to make sense of what we find.
And we believe in life, and in the strength of love,
and we have found a joy being together.
And in our search for peace, maybe we’ll finally see:
even to question, truly is an answer.
“We Laugh, We Cry” - Singing the Living Tradition #354
The "No Stupid Questions" series continues.
If only there were evil people somewhere insidiously committing evil deeds, and it were necessary only to separate them from the rest of us and destroy them. But the line dividing good and evil cuts through the heart of every human being. - Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
This service kicks off the "No Stupid Questions" series.
"Aging is not lost youth but a new stage of opportunity and strength." Betty Friedan
"The bread of her waist, a loaf
we would knead with 8 year old palms
sweaty from play. My brother and I marveled
at the ridges and grooves. How they would summit at her navel.
How her belly looked like a walnut.
How we were once seeds that resided inside.
We giggled whenever she would recline on the couch,
lift her shirt, unbutton her pants, let her belly spread like cake batter in a pan.
It was as much a treat as licking the sweet from electric mixers on birthdays.
The undulating of my mother’s belly was not
a shame she hid from her children. She knew
we came from this. Seemed grateful." -Sonya Renee Taylor
"Eating seeds is at times a sign of shortsightedness or impatience." - Mokokoma Mokhonoana
I’m not afraid of death; I just don’t want to be there when it happens. - Woody Allen