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Wheat field

We had a busy time at Mass this morning. I had children's liturgy as well as music and powerpoint.
I can't help starting Mass in a bad mood these days. Mind you, our priest became ill at the earlier Mass and was sent off in an ambulance, so our elderly retired priest came and said Mass, and he was great for once - after the new guy, he's a breath of fresh air (better the devil you know, huh LOL)!
and today we sang a song about Eucharist and one verse has the words: Gentile or Jew, servant or free, woman or man, no more... one bread, one body, one Lord of all... so I used this pic as a background for that verse! It's by someone called Fritzphoto. I really like the intensity...

Western Wall in Jerusalem

We watched Asher's team annihilate the Miramar Central League women's team 8:1 this afternoon. It was just a friendly match, but Asher's team is made up of 13 and 14 year olds, and these girls are mostly 17-20. So the girls were expected to do a little better. Oh well. There were two of my Year 13s there. And the rain held off, which was nice. It's a relief to have everything wet again after so much dryness. And that's me for now.

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greenpizzazz6
Mar. 30th, 2008 05:02 pm (UTC)
You know, I find I have the same problem with my mood going into church. Makes it hard to get anything out of the service!
natesmountain
Apr. 1st, 2008 08:42 am (UTC)
I got a long email today addressed to us four musicians, from our guitarist, saying what are we going to do. He's feeling really bad about the whole situation as well, and one of our guitarists is just staying away completely. *sigh* we'll have a get-together soon and try to sort it out, I think.
hannahfmuk
Mar. 30th, 2008 07:24 pm (UTC)
Thank you! That's another gorgeous picture.

Thought you might be interested to see this photo - http://www.geograph.org.uk/photo/271232 - which was taken about 5 miles from the village where I grew up. It shows you just how flat the land is in my part of the world.

My favourite ever book ("Waterland" by Graham Swift) contains the following passage:
"And every Fen-child, who is given picture-books to read in which the sun bounces over mountain tops and the road of life winds through heaps of green cushions, and is taught nursery rhymes in which persons go up and down hills, is apt to demand of its elders: Why are the Fens flat?
To which my father replied, first letting his face take on a wondering and vexed expression and letting his lips form for a moment the shape of an 'O': 'Why are the Fens flat? So God has a clear view...'"

(Photos of my village, Burwell, can be seen at http://www.geograph.org.uk/search.php?i=2484506 if the link works correctly...)
natesmountain
Apr. 1st, 2008 08:45 am (UTC)
Burwell looks really pretty, just lovely, and yeah, that's flat, all right! We don't have flat land here LOL! Not near me anyway, even though our end of the suburb is flat. Just one street away goes up the hill. And up.

I like your Fen-child story. *g* Thanks for sharing the links.
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