2/07/2008

Warm to the bone.

Call my a wuss, but I can't handle these Canadian winters. Nope. I'm ready for winter to be done. I know I was the first one to run around clapping when the first snow flew in November, but I'm ready for a new season. I'm ready to be warm. I'm ready for the dreary gray to lift.

Things that keep me warm these days:

*Sufjan Stevens: Seven Swans

The ultimate acoustic album that will warm any heart. He is the only guy that can play the banjo and not make you want to rip your hair out.

I can see a lot of life in you.
I can see a lot of bright in you,
and I think that dress looks nice on you,
I can see a lot of life in you.


*Soup

Arden got two wisdom teeth yanked this week. Soup was definitely called for.

*My little red touque.

The bus is full of shivering people these days. Last Friday I waited for the bus for an hour. 2 buses that were too packed to let on a quivering girl passed me by. Being cold is not fun.

*Warm blankets and books

I finally finished off "A Swiftly Tilting Planet" and loved every morsel of it. I'm even re-reading the ending because it is so beautiful. I've had several artist friends that have read Madeline L'Engle's "Walking on Water" which discusses the sometimes confusing, sometimes hard, sometimes maddening, sometimes beautiful subject of Christians in the arts. My friends have told me that it was mind blowing... unfortunately it is incredibly hard to find. Keep your ear to the ground for this book and snatch it up if you find it.
This week with perfect timing I received a beautiful packaged from a dear friend carrying a book called "The Unauthorized Guide to Sex and the Church" by Carmen Renee Berry. After reading Rob Bell's "Sex God" last summer, it sparked my interest again on the whole subject of sexuality and the church.....AND the good, bad, and ugly things that accompany it. I encourage everyone to read both Berry and Bell's books if you've been in a quandary over such things. I had to laugh at Berry's dedication at the beginning:

"Dedicated to my mother, Mary Ellen Berry, because every time she tells her friend I dedicated this book to her, she'll have to say the word 'sex.'"

Now that I've made this a completely awkward post for everyone, I shall end it here.

3 comments:

Amber said...

I love Seven Swans, I bought it when I was on vacation in NC! Sufjan is the man!

kindra said...

Mmmm...what kind of soup you got goin' on there?

Erika. said...

It is a corn chowder of sorts.