Mar. 17th, 2003

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I watched Godspell last night. That got me to thinking and even remembering a bit of my childhood. The colors, themes, and ideals of early 70's Christianity were there, just like they taught me in school. And you know what, I kinda miss that.

There is a great deal of early 70's culture that just isn't shown anywhere. Sometimes you run into it, but rarely do you see it. I don't fully remember it. Yet it was there, on teacher boards, on workbooks, in childhood magazines, on the folders, and on the store shelves. Those aesthetics were there in Godspell. Wow. What a throwback!

I had forgotten that at one point, Christianity was sold as joyful, good humored, and playful. Damn, I miss that. Or have I just not SEEN that? Or have we all forgotten? I do like that idea of play and exuberance and underlying the religious experience. Those are nice ideas. Those are ideas I have been missing.
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The lamp now works. The light bulb that worked yesterday in the other lamp ceased to yesterday when I used it to check the other lamp. Duh! Fortunately, the long lasting light bulb in the touch lamp is still up to snuff. That little trooper just keeps going. And it's low energy, too.

I'm glad I didn't have to hunt for a touch module.

Popped up to the hard liquor store to get me some rum and some brandy. I have some sugar-based soda on hand. I get to experiment a little. Considering how long the scotch took me to drink, this should last me quite a long time.

Tonight was Evita. Oooh. I should have seen that flick in theatres. The cinematography wasn't fabulous, and often dull, but the director still carried the drama wonderfully in his imagery.

Wound up listening to Godspell again as I did the dishes. I really needed that. I need to believe that Christianity can lead to something other than war and bombs. How many people CAN we bomb in the name of God? How dictatorships can we set up in the name of democracy?

Godspell has me thinking about some other things. I don't know what they are yet. They are still forming. Something is coming up, but I don't know what yet. Something I have forgotten. It may be a cheezy musical, all in all, but I keep finding things in it. Or perhaps, I am ready to find something in it right now.

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