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Why Do I Write This Blog???

The easiest (and probably the most honest) answer to that question is: I don't know. It all started in the summer of 2005, when I went to Crawford, Texas ( a.k.a. the home of the prez's ranch, a.k.a. the home of Camp Casey) to support Cindy Sheehan. I wanted the world to know that, contrary to what one could read in the mainstream media, the peace movement was alive and well and large numbers of Americans did not support the war in Iraq. I wanted people to know that thousands of Americans were willing to travel to Texas and tolerate the heat, humidity, and bugs in order to support a grieving mother whose new purpose was to shine a light on the lies that led to the war and to bring home our troops so that no other mother would have to know the pain that she felt.

Over time, this blog has become more of an exploration of who I am, my spirituality, and how life works. I love life's complexities, exploring the shades of gray. I want to, as Rainier Maria Rilke said,

"Be patient toward all that is unsolved in your heart and try to love the questions themselves, like locked rooms and like books that are now written in a very foreign tongue. Do not now seek the answers, which cannot be given you because you would not be able to live them. And the point is, to live everything. Live the questions now. Perhaps you will then gradually, without noticing it, live along some distant day into the answer."

Maybe my blog is just one big question about what is needed in order for people to take the time to love and cherish each other and our earth. Maybe someday, I will "live along some distant day into the answer."

In the meantime, thank you for joining me on my journey. I welcome you to share yours with me


Thursday, September 20, 2007

Some Fun and Creepy Art

Maryland Institute College of Art students display their artwork in various places around the streets of Baltimore. If an unsuspecting foreign traveler landed here, what would they think?

Prayer Booth with fold-away kneeler

Instructions for use.

Also a warning:

"This device exists to facilitate and control prayer in public space. Improper use may result in a penalty or fine. Please avoid the booth if you are sensitive to or feel threatened by actions that are religious in nature."

Titled: Too Many of us... 2007

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posted by Carol at 3:38 PM


Blogger Mary said...

I've seen that prayer booth before. Too funny.

6:35 AM  
Blogger Carol said...

Did you try using it? ;-)

7:54 AM  
Blogger Robert Rouse said...

The sheet covered bodies were creepy.

1:31 PM  
Blogger Carol said...

Yeah, I found that I wouldn't bring myself to touch them.

The people of Iraq see real, bloody bodies without clean, white sheets, though...

2:01 PM  
Blogger otowi said...

I like the prayer booth!

11:04 AM  
Blogger Carol said...

I wonder if anyone uses it.

12:48 PM  

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