Monday, July 28, 2008

Macrina's Pilgrimage to Greece

I stayed up late last night reading Macrina's blog about her month-long pilgrimage to Greece. It is wonderful reading, with much food for thought as well as descriptions that made me feel that I was right there with them. Being both a foodie and a baby iconographer, I found her posts about iconography and her descriptions of the cuisine particularly interesting. No surprises there!

Her husband contributed a few posts about his time on Mt. Athos, and contained therein is this quote, which I want to ponder some more:

“So long as the mind holds sway and is active and influential, the will remains constrained and subject to human desire. The will always remains fastened to the mind. But, when the mind begins to calm down and give way, the will is thereupon released and heads straightforwardly to God.” (from Orthodox Prayer Life: The Interior Way, by Matthew the Poor, p.62.)

Friday, July 18, 2008

Spinning Plates

I know it seems like forever since I blogged, but its really only been two months.

Do you remember the Ed Sullivan show? Remember the man who used to spin plates on sticks? He would start with two, get them going, and then add more and more until the first one was just about ready to drop to the floor. Then he'd dash over and give it a whirl, and then another almost dropped and he'd run to it, and over and over. It was always exciting to see how many he could keep going at once. Could he add just one more? Maybe another? Just one more? If he adds another, will one fall to the ground and shatter?

Well, that's my life. I've got lots and lots of plates spinning and I just don't have much time to do anything other than dash from plate to plate, give one a few minutes of my attention, and then dash off to the next one. In depth blogging has to wait.

Don't have any time to explain more than this, and some things are private, of course, but I wanted to tell you which superhero I am. I found this at Pithless Thoughts which is an excellent read.

Your results:
You are Spider-Man

Green Lantern
Iron Man
The Flash
Wonder Woman
You are intelligent, witty,
a bit geeky and have great
power and responsibility.

Click here to take the Superhero Personality Test