Thursday, March 13, 2008

Friday Five (this week)

1. If you could travel to any historical time period, which would it be, and why?
Hmm, I just heard a thing about this on npr that reminded me that really, if I'm going to be traveling back in time my choices are somewhat limited due to my reliance on modern plumbing, medicine and methods of transportation.

2. What futuristic/science fiction development would you most like to see?
I will go with my first one, which is teleportation, although in reality irradication (that's coming up on my spell check, but I cant figure out the correct spelling - do you know what I mean, though?) of disease is probably what I would really like.

3. Which do you enjoy more: remembering the past, or dreaming for the future?
I'll take either, just dont make me loiter in the present. (ok, ok, I'm working on it...)

4. What do you find most memorable about this year's Lent?
The spring in Portland is remarkable. I hope I will remember my wonder in it for a long time. Notice this does not have to do with any deeply spiritual insights. That is for a reason.

5. How will you spend your time during this upcoming Holy Week? What part do you look forward to most?
Ever since I was arrested on Good Friday some time ago during a prayerful protest, I've always really found that day to be a big one for me. This year I'll go on a neighborhood stations of the cross thing that I'm not helping organize or lead at all, and then in the evening we'll have a labyrinth walk at the church, using a borrowed canvas labyrinth. I'm looking forward to both those things.


Rev. Dr. Laura Marie Grimes said...

Your Good Friday sounds wonderful....And what a perfect day to be arrested for a good cause. Go you!

Terri said...

I love Holy Week, sounds like you have some good things planned...

1-4 Grace said...

Way cool to get arrested thae same day as JC>
Hope you Holy Week goes well. Love your #2 answer. :)~

Jennifer said...

Great, great answers!
(I said teleportation, too, for all who need it.)

RevDrKate said...

What a wonderful Good Friday memory. And I am all for teleporting, as well!

Auntie Knickers said...

Envying you having spring already...admiring your arrest for prayerful protest...and chuckling about the modern plumbing. (I've lived without it, and I'm with you!) Oh, btw, the word you wanted was eradication -- I think from Latin e or ex meaning out, and radix meaning root -- rooting out disease -- would indeed be a good thing!

LutheranChik said...

I think neighborhood Stations of the Cross is a wonderful idea. And I echo the sentiment, if you're going to be arrested for a good cause, what better day.

Dorcas (aka SingingOwl) said...

What LutheranChik said. And as for your #3...sigh. I hear ya. I'm working on it too. May you be blessed and be a blessing this week!

revkjarla said...

Ditto on being arrested on Good Friday--for protest.

I never thought about teleportation, but now I think I want it, too!

Elaine (aka...Purple) said...

My idea of roughing it is with electric/water/ I am with you.

I wish I could walk a Labyrinth...almost always a powerful experience for me.