a priest's musings on the journey

Wednesday, January 17, 2007

Perspective: I've Been Tagged. The 7 Things Meme

Hew tagged me with this meme (thanks, Hew!)

The Seven Things Meme

1. Name a book that you want to share so much that you keep giving away copies:

St John of the Cross' Dark Night of the Soul. That book saved me during one of my darkest spiritual depressions. I don't think I would ever have realized how close I was to God in the holy darkness and sacred silence of the Midnight of the soul.

2. Name a piece of music that changed the way you listen to music:

I was raised a Pentecostal, back in the day when all Pentecosals were also deeply rooted in the Holiness movement. So, I never really heard very many secular songs until I was a teen. After I left for college, I, like many of my Pentecostal peers, began to find my own path. I fairly quicly abandoned the strict holiness codes of my church. I began to go to movies, wear trendy clothes, listen to secular music, etc. I still remember the first time I heard U2's I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For. It was a spiritual experience. It was like a prayer. That was the first time I was able to experience God- and know that God could be experienced in "non-churchy" things.

3. Name a film you can watch again and again without fatigue:

Sordid Lives.. A closeted gay, Southern-Baptist, actor who horrifies his mother by performing nude on stage; a sad old drag queen who thinks he's Tammy Wynette; a holier-than-thou, God-fearing judging mother; and a white trash family full of secrets.... Southern Families at its best :)

4. Name a performer for whom you suspend all disbelief:

I'm not sure about this one. Well, I'm cheating here, see number 7, but I'd have to say Dawn French.

5. Name a work of art you’d like to live with:

I could name several. At the moment, Christ the Redeemer in Rio.

6. Name a work of fiction which has penetrated your real life:

Ok, no deep answer here. Star Wars, only because my son is obsessed with it. All Santa brought him for Christmas was Star Wars legos, Star Wars action figures, Star Wars ships, Star Wars PS2 games....

7. Name a punch line that always makes you laugh:

Those silly epilogues on the Vicar of Dibley. I don't know why, but they always make me smile. :) (especially the one about the Three Nuns at the gates of heaven


:: posted by Padre Rob+, 7:52 PM


I like "Get out of the road you toothy git!"
Blogger Huw Raphael, at 10:20 PM  
Good old "Vicar of Dibley"!
Blogger John the organist, at 6:42 PM  

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