Tuesday, June 09, 2009

"earth's the right place for love," part 2.

totally overwhelmed by an episode of a prairie home companion today.

now, some of you may remember that i subscribe to the podcast of "the news from lake wobegon," and that i have trouble describing what it is. some extra-old readers might remember how awesome i think garrison keillor is, in general. anyway, here, he rants about mosquitoes and unfair competition and children leaving for college - and then this.
life is not fair. it is not fair. but it is generous. there is no justice in a state of nature, but there is... grace. there is an enormous degree of grace, as you know if you have ever been in love. if you have ever been deeply, deeply in love and you have walked on your most exalted day with her down the street, with your arm around her waist, your little finger hooked into the belt loop of her jeans, and you were walking so beautiful in this world, full of the wisdom, the mystery of love, you knew more than senators and congressmen and presidents and boards of directors and all the important people in this world, you possessed the secret of life, the secret of life which is... which is... love.
and then he literally BREAKS into SONG. sings a love song, just a capella right there. seriously. who is this guy? also, he does this every week without notes.

my june 2007 post about garrison keillor says, "this is one of those times when i feel like i'm going to spend the rest of my life reading this stuff without ever figuring out how to write it. not a bad life, though." still there - although, one barometer of how i've changed is that i'm determined that of COURSE i would never be so HETERONORMATIVE in my own writing. so either i'm more sensitive and accepting of others, or more full of outrage. not sure which i want.

in related news, a friend recommended religion dispatches [he likes it because their tagline right now is "exhilirating the breakfast table since 2008"] and i've added it to the sidebar, maybe just because of this line - "The sad truth is that neither a feminist’s nor a theologian’s work is ever done." um, YEAH. i share this opinion. as you all may know. from this blog.

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