Monday, October 25, 2004

reflections on the emergent gathering... and some pics...

what an incredible few days... and it was only a few days... but it was refreshing to me...

i experienced shalom on several levels...

i wonder if shalom isn't that different from nirvana?... that is, shalom isn't just 'peace' as many have translated... it's more like 'wholeness' or 'wholistic health' which is kinda redundant since 'health' comes from the root of 'whole'... anyways...

a couple things i heard this week... and though i am using quotation marks, these are not exact...

"beer is proof that god wants us to be happy - ben franklin" - on someone's tshirt...

"neither presidential candidates are pro-life" - a conversation about pro-abortion and pro-war sentiments...

"christians in the middle east refer to god as allah... that kinda sums it up for me." - a conversation about islam and christianity...

"turn the other cheek? that's oversimplified" - a conversation about what america shoulda/coulda done about 9/11...

"i blogged about 3 reasons that george w. bush is not a biblical represenation of christian leadership and got flamed" - talking about using blogs as places to speak our minds...

and some pics...


here is a shot of one of our many conversations... one of the many, many conversations...


michael making notes of how to rule the world through non-pragmatic metaphysics...


a little yoga?... salutations to the sun... ahh...


dinner in santa fe at a cool little wholistic hippie joint... think being john malcovich... with troy and kelly...


and the scandrettes...


a rad document i read whilst coming from the bathroom... can you read it?... dated 1680... read it here larger...


some 2/3 lb. burgers on the way to the muse show (wow... pics later)...


our final day at glorietta... beautiful yellow all around us...


and troy, the diligent songwriter... ever so moving...


and damien sharing some written words...


then to ojo caliente hot springs... amazing... and a little campfire too...


dinner at a little mexican food place down the street...


and then the journey home with an amazing sunset...


holly, jen, damien, and i went to the white rock lookout... new mexico is truly magical...


one last go at the two-buck-chuck... or was this the white wine?...

1 comment:

jda said...

sooooo jealous!!! i will definately be there next year, like holly said, even if ya have to drag me along and throw me in the car!!