Monday, April 13, 2009

Easter at Jeff Street

Sophia Balloons
Originally uploaded by paynehollow
Another beautiful Easter season has come and gone and Jeff Street had its annual weird, wonderful Easter service. I've posted a short video of some sights and sounds from yesterday's service below. But if you'd like to explore just the photos by themselves, you can check out here, my flickr account for April 13.

As soon as the generals and politicos
can predict the motions of your mind,
lose it. Leave it as a sign
to mark the false trail, the way
you didn't go. Be like the fox
who makes more tracks than necessary,
some in the wrong direction.
Practice resurrection.

~Wendell Berry


John said...

To the excellent Berry quote, I would add "priests" to politicos and generals -- or pretty anyone in a position of authority.

I'm enjoying the Berry short story collections, btw. Thanks for sending them, Dan. Fidelity is a particularly good one.

Dan Trabue said...

I'm so very glad you're enjoying them. Fidelity is probably just about my favorite book ever.

And yes, I agree, we must watch the religious sorts, too. Especially our own negative religious tendencies.

rockync said...

Being a deist, I don't belong to an organized religious group, but, if I was a "church-going" woman, I think I'd go to a church like yours.
Looks like everyone was having a great time celebrating Easter and its message. I especially liked the tie dyed shirts; like walking Easter eggs!

Dan Trabue said...

Being a deist, I don't belong to an organized religious group

You'd fit right in, Rocky. You won't find a much more disorganized crew than Jeff Street...

John said...

You'd fit right in, Rocky. You won't find a much more disorganized crew than Jeff Street...

You ought to build an advertising campaign around that slogan.

Geoffrey Kruse-Safford said...

First of all - I much prefer a disorganized church dedicated to love than an organized bunch dedicated to organization.

Second, I actually stopped by Marshall Art's and was impressed by your tenacity, your willingness to put up with all that crap over there. How you even deal with Mark and Neil, Lord bless you, man.

I would join in, but I have taken a vow of chastity where that is concerned, and would, at this point, feel like I was sullying myself.

Anyway, greetings, Dan, as we are in to the Great Fifty Days of Celebration after Easter.

Dan Trabue said...

Thanks, Geoffrey. I had about given up going there (and am trying to avoid most of the other places, just because they've REALLY gone off the deep end and once they're seeing Brown shirts and Nazis and other boogeyman behind each slightly liberal tremble of a leaf on a tree?), but Marshall at some point was lamenting that our type had quit visiting and commenting, so I gave him some more of what he was asking for.

For the most part, I'm trying to just address him, though (and Craig, who is trying to be half reasonable).

Thanks again.

Dan Trabue said...

By the way, Craig and I have been having a mostly respectful and reasonable discussion on gay marriage here.

Marty said...

Yeah Dan you really do know what to say. I tried to approach it from the "sin" aspect, since that is the only way they seem to understand homosexuality... to try and get them to see even if one approaches homosexuality from the "sin" perspective they are still coming up short and actually becomming the self-righteous God always condemns. They didn't seem to get it however.