That Which Restoreth My Soul

This week, Holy Week, is spring break at my seminary.  I'm sure that all the second and third year students doing field ed are especially glad not to juggle classes and multiple services, but I'm grateful for the break, too.  I'm trying to chip away at the Things I'll Do When There's Nothing Due list, and I haven't gotten very far.   Instead, I'm quilting, and watching Inside the Actor's Studio.

It's been the right thing to do.  I love my classes (no, really-- reading and writing are a curiously good time to me), but lately I've been asking, "why am I here?"  The Actor's Studio reminds me-- I'm here for the stories, and for the honesty.  There is almost nothing in the world that I love more than hearing about what really matters to people.  We as seminarians don't seem great with that honesty piece.  There are frequent shows that disguise truth more than reveal it.  Thank God for actors.  I've been reading, too-- and thanking God for the honesty of fiction, and of poetry.

And, because I've always wanted to play, here are my interview answers:

  1. Enchanted
  2. Innovative
  3. Liberty
  4. Manipulation
  5. A snoring cat
  6. Crocodile tears
  7. Bugger.  
  8. Lounge singer
  9. Data entry
  10. Hi, honey.  I'm so pleased with you.

Would you like to share yours?


  1. Anonymous8:29 PM

    oooo!!! can i play?

    1. beauty
    2. obligation
    3. wilderness
    4. billboards
    5. creek song
    6. traffic
    7. gee whiz
    8. naturalist
    9. telephone sales
    10. welcome home!

  2. Anonymous9:20 PM

    1. "Tuna," when my sister addresses me as such.
    2. Money.
    3. Funny women.
    4. Self-interest.
    5. The silence of a meditation hall is a distinct kind of silence that I love.
    6. Alarm clock.
    7. Turd burglar.
    8. Cowboy.
    9. Prison guard.
    10. Yes, it really is all about love.

  3. 3 is hope. 7 is bugger. Ask me the others tomorrow. ;')


"So keep fightin' for freedom and justice, beloveds, but don't you forget to have fun doin' it. Lord, let your laughter ring forth. Be outrageous, ridicule the fraidy-cats, rejoice in all the oddities that freedom can produce. And when you get through kickin' ass and celebratin' the sheer joy of a good fight, be sure to tell those who come after how much fun it was."
-Saint Molly Ivins