Sunday, April 20, 2008

it's been a while

I know...but a lot has happened...
hypervigilantbarb suddenly lost her dad...my friend/coworker's babydaddysmama is dying...moodmagicbarb is being 13...and chocolahontas is being 21...folks at work are not doing their job...a little boy disclosed his brother is "touching" him and ACS does not seem to think its an issue cause the brother is under 18 (really, I tell you no lie)...
BUT I'M ON VACATION...
so I'm going to take a few days to debrief, then I will get back to you...

but first, I got a big kick out of the Pope...I'm not catholic, but he's a cute old man...reminds me of grandpa...

but nothing was better than seeing and making eye contact with the Dami Lama on two separate chance occasions...once I was leaving the train as he was getting on (with his totally uncomfortable entourage), we passed on the steps and he look right at me, making eye contact (he in his gold and purple wrap attire...and the joke is not one NYer took a second glance)...the second time (I think a year or so later) I passed him on 56th street (again with his very uncomfortable entourage) and again he looked right at me and locked eyes...what a peaceful and cute old man he is...

but I watched the Popes homily...it was interesting to see a man who lives such a scripted life...everything was planned to the minute...I wonder, does he shit on schedule too? (no disrespect, just wondered)...

2 comments:

Torrance Stephens bka All-Mi-T said...

i cant belive u on vactaion, next u know i will be on one, hope all is well

The Bear Maiden said...

ah, you're funny, sis.

Interesting, these holy men, men who live their life for God. I wonder sometimes, is it really all the same God? I like to think it is. But then I wonder... the first commandment is "Thou Shalt Have No Other Gods Before Me"... and there ARE other gods and some of them are extremely powerful. So often I wonder... the Big Guy/Gal up there, the Highest Power... is it the same Lifeforce? And do these men (and women, like Mother Theresa who was an extremely holy woman)... are they somehow connected, touched by the Highest?

I think I may have seen the Dali Lama too... but I can't recall if it was my own experience or if I simply absorbed your memory, since you were so touched by him. Since the memory doesn't stand out I'm inclined to think the latter... but my mind is so addled I just never know. The voices, you know. They cloud me sometimes.