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Fragile people. Preserved people. Cloned people. - Blather. Rants. Repeat.
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Fragile people. Preserved people. Cloned people.
Church this morning was punctuated by two stories of just how fragile we humans are.  I missed last week's service, which was Yute Sunday, so it typically doesn't involve our minister being there (or at least active) anyway. Turns out, the previous week, Rich had a stroke. He was back today, and seemed (and has been diagnosed as being) perfectly okay, but it certainly made him empathize with those who suffer from this kind of injury on a worse or more permanent basis....

One of whom was two pews in front of me today. This friend was rear-ended a couple weeks before Emily's accident, but he had a much worse experience both then and since. He concussed at the time, and he's been having periodic seizures ever since. They come and go; Thursday, they came, four in succession. Today, I watched as he excused himself from the service about a third in, and a regular group of helpers, starting with his own wife heading over from the choir loft, all swung into action to be sure he was okay. (I joined them briefly until it was clear he'd gotten to a safe place.) He has no end in sight for this, and all of modern medicine can do little more than shrug in response.

It sucks.


Four hours later, after Emily arrived back in town, the three of us headed over there together for the first time in years, to join the new and improved church directory. This one's home-grown, not run by a corporate outfit kicking back profits on the photo sets, and with much better looks than the last time we got shot Olan Mills stylee:

That was us, circa 2007, Photo Studio cloud and all. The new one's much more informal, both in outfits and poses. Plus, they're giving everyone a few paragraphs to tell the other members stuff about ourselves that they might not know. Eleanor's reviewing the blurb I came up with, but here's one line about Eleanor and me that's gonna be in it:

Both are avid readers, regular bloggers, and supporters of the Reconciling Ministries Network within the UMC, which seeks to open our doors, our sacraments and our life events, including marriage and ordination, to all believing members.

You want the picture? You got it- and everything that goes with it:)


From that, and after dinner, came last night's Orphan Black. I shan't spoil, other than to say that Tears For Fears' "Head Over Heels" will never be the same again, but wow. Tatiania's multiplicity of actions, reactions and interactions just gets more amazing every week- even with one of her major selves having the week off.
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thediva_laments From: thediva_laments Date: May 20th, 2014 05:22 pm (UTC) (Link)
Bravo on the caption to that photo. As I was reading your post I was hoping you'd do exactly that and you didn't disappoint. Well done!
captainsblog From: captainsblog Date: May 20th, 2014 06:15 pm (UTC) (Link)
That's not the picture (although we don't look that different other than the hair color- or lack thereof), and they haven't printed what we asked for yet. But if they want us in the thing, they're using it.
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