May’s book selection is The Goddesses of Kitchen Avenue by Barbara Samuel. Enchanting and evocative, this book selection suggested by beloved friend (and librarian) Lara Berry, reminds us about the importance of creating community and building relationships that transcend our circumstances.
“I embrace my desire to feel inspired, to witness the beauty, to bathe in the fountain, to swing on the spiral of our divinity, and still be human.”
This is one of the inscriptions on Brandon’s plaque (abridged lyrics from Tool’s Lateralus). Fourteen years ago today he left Earth. His memory ever serves as reminder of how to “live like you are dying” – because, anyway you look at it, we all are.
#BrandonSouthward #ItsAllGood #NSBLife #WeCalledHimSouth
UU minister and former UUA president, Peter Morales announced today that he started a new blog. He says his blog is about big historic and cultural trends that affect each of us. One of his first entries is about Loneliness and our human need for connection and for community.
Wishing everyone a very happy Valentine’s Day!
Lesson about the essence of courage: When vulnerable, instead of resisting, open. A revolutionary action of staying.
“Cliff’s Notes to the Corinthians”
Love is patient.
Love is kind.
Love is intensely passionate, yet
Love is not easily angered.
Love is deeply affectionate.
Love is loyal.
Love always protects.
Love always trusts.
Love one another.
Love one another.
There exists a place in our hearts where intimacy has no limit and love has no barrier.
But I believe that place is sacred and is meant to be accessed by-invitation-only.
On Sunday February 10th, we will explore the kind of love that is trusted, safe and secure.
Love without fears
Love with full connection.
Love that is free to blossom and grow.
Love you can trust.
February brings with it reminders of what Love can bring to our lives. Without a doubt I can tell you, if Love is what you want, give yourself over to Love….and Love will find you!
Kate Wolf “Give Yourself to Love”
I posted this a few times over the years, and feel especially during this month that so keenly reminds us of the qualities of benevolent love to contemplate this. #TaraBrach