Saturday, May 14, 2005

I'm wearing color....call the cops!

I'm not a pastel kind of person...normally. My personality is much like the pic on my profile in many ways. I'm not goth by any stretch of the imagination...I have blonde "pony hair" for God's sake...but I like dark, rich, dramatic colors, lots of black, dark blues, crimson, etc. Why I decided, all of a sudden, to start wearing springy colors is beyond me, but it's kinda nice for a change. My faaavorite shirt nowadays is a soft, wonderful Bill Blass button-up in blue and green. There was another shirt that I liked when I bought the previous one, and I've been too lazy to go pick it up. Today Mom picked me up for lunch and broke the news: she bought the shirt for me!!! Woot! It's another button-up, collared, 3/4 length sleeves. Get this....it's pink, lime green, and robin's egg blue pinstripes...diagonal pinstripes...and at regular intervals down the stripes...WHITE FLAMINGOS! When I say flamingos, I mean the size of the tip of my pinky. Subtle flamingos. I don't know what's wrong with me. The next thing you know I'll be decorating with flower patterns....oh the horror!

I'm ruining my image and Clack and Val are in the corner wondering if aliens have stolen their friend.

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  1. Hmmm. I did the same thing... Sorta... I switched from dark colors to bright ones. My fav shirts are now bright yellow, and instead of my fav colors being dark, they're now bright. This has gone with an actual shift in my personality though. Not that you would necessarily notice since we haven't exactly kept in touch since 9th grade. ;)
    Anyways - here's to bright. 'Cuz bright is happy, and who wantsta live in the dark? I've been reading about CS Lewis vs Sigmund Freud: apparently for a time they shared the same worldview, but then CS Lewis found God and was no longer a depressed cynic (not that I think you are). Reading about Freud's view of the world, I hafta wonder why he didn't just shoot himself... I think if I felt that way about things I would shoot myself...
    Anyways. My brain is weird. Bright is good. I like bright. That's all I really wanted to say.

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  2. That's one reason I like Lewis so much...he was in the trenches. My favorite: Till We Have Faces, with The Screwtape Letters a close second. I still haven't read all of the Chronicles of Narnia (bad me!). Clack, are you shuddering?

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  3. WOW WOW WOW!!! I think that the earth might have just stopped rotating for a second on that one!!! I will be watching for cosmic tidal waves..... I am in CA right now. You know me, still the same, bright colors and all. The darkest shirt that I have is a brown halter, but it has pink and green horizontal stripes. Now all you need is a sunshine yellow purse and you'll be set!!!!! Like me!!

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  4. PS Keep it comming, it'salot of FUN!

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  5. LOL, Val. I don't have a yellow purse, but I do have a turquoise/robin's egg blueish one, and I loooooove it.

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  6. While I like certain things about Lewis, overall I tend to find him creepy. And you allude to some of it: "he was in the trenches". All his "soldiers and spies for God, trapped behind enemy lines" business leaves me with a bad taste in my mouth. Guess I prefer a healthy dose of that hippie Jesus in my Christianity. Of course I've never read any of Lewis's fiction, perhaps it's less martial in tone?

    Oh, and Freud essentially did commit physician assisted suicide after suffering for years with cancer of the mouth.

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  7. Well, I just started the Chronicles, and just like the rest of his writing, they're really easy reading (which is a wonderful break from thick theology texts), but they're also excellent at drawing a person in. Or at least me. =D I think I like Lewis 'cuz of the "bright light in a dark world" thing. Or the shining example of the hope we have in Christ kinda thing. Apparently after his conversion he experienced a radical change in his personality and life, but because of where he came from he knew spiritual warfare first hand. Lewis would say the bogus hippie Jesus was just more devilish trickery, and you could prob'ly find some mention of it in the Screwtape Letters (which I haven't read yet). I do recommend The Great Divorce. It's very cool. I've heard GK Chesterton is also fantastic, but I have yet to read any of his stuff. Anyways, back to Narnia...

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  8. andi dearest, it sounds like you have fallen prey to the critters!

    is an intervention necessary?

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  9. I am loathe to turn Andi's comments into a theological forum but, uh, guess I'm gonna continue the thread.

    I'm all for bright lights in this dark world. So I'm on board as far as that goes. I'm not a Christian in any orthodox sense, and God and I have a tumultuous relationship at best. And growing up a punk rock kid when it was more than a fashion statement, I also have a residual distaste for all things hippie.

    So my referring to Jesus as a hippie is very much tongue in cheek. But it is also a criticism of Lewis, and others, in so far as my own reading of the Gospels posits Jesus as a pretty radical character whose words and example are a challenge to those who are all too happy to take refuge in enmity and violence, myself included. In other words, Lewis had a knack for choosing some rather un-Christlike metaphors in his theology.

    That said, the beauty of America is that theological debates are not (or should not be) cause for concern, but celebration. Good Lord I'm a windbag, I hereby surrender the soapbox.

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  10. Ago,
    You'll find no whales or crabs here!! Flamingos are OK though...right?? Perfectly acceptably kitschy? lol

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  11. I guess I would hafta have a few examples of un-Christlike metaphors in order to say anything more. If you're interested in continuing the convo (I always like a good religious convo), feel free to send me something on my own blog.

    I was actually posting to comment further on the Chronicles. The symbolism is actually a little too blatant, but what do you want from a children's book? I don't think I really care too much for the way he sets the whole thing up - with the kids and the other worlds and what not. It's rather strange and mucks things up a bit. Anywho, might be good reading for my kids during Eng Lit (I wanna homeschool). (and don't worry, my kids will be socialized)

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  12. As long as you don't wear something adorned with miniature smiley faces...

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  13. I'd rather be shot, Os. Shot I tell ya!

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  14. btw, maybe it goes w/your diet. I dunno how long you've been on the "I'm gonna get in shape" bandwagon, but yesterday I did something I never in all my born days thought I would do - I liked a salad... Not just I ate a salad, I LIKED a salad. I even liked it better than the entree...

    AND, in addition to the conversion story, I posted the info on the pope's new name that you wanted. Have fun. ;)

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  15. Oh. If you failed to figure out why I started babbling about Freud and Lewis it was the bright thing. I connected them in my head 'cuz I changed a lot after one of my own conversion (life is full of conversions, some more important than others). Anyways, if I ever get too yappy (like you think I'm driving people off), plz smack me in the head (in an e-sorta way).

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  16. Cher,
    You don't babble...keep posting all ya want. I've read part of the converstion story, and I'm planning to finish it tonight after work. You rock! Thanks for the info on Benedict's Benedict. Really gotta go to work! Really don't wanna!

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