Friday, October 16, 2009


1. What is your favorite footwear at this time in your life?
They’re the shoe everyone loves to hate…my crocs. Although my leather clogs are a very close second. I like the comfort and simplicity of clogs—just slip them on.
2. What was the craziest shoe, boot, or sandal you ever wore?
My sister had a pair of knee-high suede embroidered boots back in the 70s that I used to borrow every once in a while. They were two sizes too small but I loved them.
3. What kind of shoes did you wear in your childhood?
Typical saddle shoes, as I recall. Tennis shoes/sneakers were for gym class, sandals for the summer.
4. How do you feel most comfortable? Barefoot, flip-flops, boots, or what?Socks at home. Out and about—clogs. Although I do love my boots.
5. What kind of socks do you like, if any?
Ankle high socks—the crazier the better!Bonus: Anything you want to share about feet or footwear.
I think I need to revamp my shoe collection. Mostly a variety of clogs and clog-styles, with a bunch of pumps and a couple pairs of running shoes.

Friday, October 02, 2009

RevGals Friday Five: Touching the Holy

After a loooong hiatus, I am attempting to get back into the habit of blogging!

So I begin with an easy one, because topic was given to me!

1. A place that holds a special memory?

There are several. The deep cut in the nature preserve I practically lived at when I was young; the chapel at my favourite retreat centre; the baths at Bath, oddly enough—the undercroft, with the votives to Minerva, whose spring it was. Not so oddly, but sadly, Auschwitz and the former synagogue in Krakow.

2. A song that seems to usher you into the Holy of Holies?

It’s a moldy oldy, but perhaps that’s why songs and hymns like this become moldy oldies…”Is It I, Lord?”

3.A book/ poem/ prayer that says what you cannot?

The Prayer Jesus Taught Us (aka The Creator’s Prayer, the Lord’s Prayer). It is so complete and entire.

4. How do you remind yourself of these things at times when God seems far away?

When I don’t even have the words to express how I feel, the Prayer Jesus Taught Us is always there.

5.Post a picture/ poem or song that speaks of where you are right now in your relationship with God...

Done--the open hands, ready to receive, myself, offered in service...

This will have to follow later today…I must be off for the moment!

Clarence Darrow--Beyond Scopes and Leopold & Loeb

Personalities fascinate me--people do. One way I try to understand history and places is through people--which is why I love good histor...