Friday, December 10, 2010

Two Churches

I wish I could remember more of the dream I had last night. What I do remember is that we were traveling, and came upon two of my father's churches; two of the churches in parishes he served as Rector, back in the day... The churches were barely recognizable: both were in terrible disrepair, with roofs collapsed and walls caving in. But, stepping inside, we found them brilliantly aglow with light and color, a magnificent tangle of green vines and flowering exotic plants, a veritable jungle of lush growth and life. Everywhere rare birds and butterflies flitted joyfully past, pausing only to feed on nectar and the profusion of insects. The air itself was shimmering with light...

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I judge that I have been over-invested in the on-going farce of politics in recent days. I do enjoy the controversy, but am less than enchanted with the energy it seems to require, and the bleak prospects of anything like progress on the national scene. Time for me to back off and have a bit of a laugh about it all. And breathe...


THE BLOGISATTVA AWARDS

And finally, on another more cheerful note: if you're not already aware of them, please take note of the Blogisattva Awards. If you visit the site, you'll find lists of the five finalists in a wide variety of categories, and links to the some of the best Buddhist blogs around. Aside from its purpose "to recognize and honor excellence within the Buddho-blogosphere," the site's directory provides an unparalleled resource of information about the international community of bloggers of all kinds who are inspired and guided by the dharma. A much more productive and enlightening way to spend one's time...

4 comments:

mandt said...

Very funny! (Especially : Sweep the Dust, Push the Dirt) Except for Robert Aitken, who was a monk of the old school and an activist who became the model for many of us synthesizing Buddhism and political/liberation movements.

Kyle Lovett said...

Peter- Thank you so very much for mentioning the awards! Perhaps next year we could tap you as a potential judge? ;-) hehe And I fixed the error I had on your entry.

Thanks!

Pedram said...

Interesting, taking a look at the awards now. Thanks.

kara rane said...

heavenly dream.