Monday, May 2, 2011

Miscellany Monday: Broken Brain and Broken Heart

Miscellany Monday @ lowercase letters


1. I had every intention of blogging my way through the homeschool convention I attended this past weekend but I wasn't feeling well and ended up too exhausted to make that a reality (how long do you think I can make this sentence and is it a skill to create run on sentences that maybe, sort of, somewhat makes sense?) and am still completely exhausted and feel as though my brain is broken and incapable of writing a sufficient blog post, so I will have to postpone the sharing of the conference until I have enough coffee in my system to enable me to write a coherent post.

2. Today is not that day.  Today is the day for stumbling across this perfect meme.  As I am often quite random in my thought processes, this may be one I'll have to revisit.  I love memes and am considering beginning one of my own.  Someday.

3.Twitter last night was interesting.  First there was the mass panic (okay, maybe mass tension) when the Prez's speech was announced for late night Sunday.  Then there was the reaction to the news of our nation's enemy's death, everything from humor to celebrating to judging those celebrating to honoring our troops to hailing our president as a hero to slamming our president as arrogant to everything in between.  I was glad to have a part in it though, as it seemed like we were all "in it together".  The reactions were real and raw and human and it was as if we were hanging out in the public square sharing a very historical moment.  And we were. And it was memorable.

4. Many are using a passage of Scripture in Proverbs to slam those celebrating the news today.  This bothers me as I think it is a misuse of the Bible.  If you study the Old Testament, they often rejoiced at the fall and defeat of their enemies.  This is not so much finding joy in the death of a man (that does seem rather despicable) but in justice being served and a strike against evil.  I do not judge those celebrating the news but agree with my 15 year old, who expressed sadness at the fact that a man could be so evil as to cause rejoicing at his death.  That is truly a sad thing.

5. I'm remembering the post where I shared my then 8 year old daughter's journal from 9/11.  I think I'll write another post linking back to that.  Her reaction last night broke my heart all over again.  This man was the nightmare of her childhood.


4 comments:

Pebblekeeper ~ Angie said...

Beautiful - And - I love your blog banner/button. ;)

Lori said...

Thanks, Angie.

Kimberly said...

I wrote a somewhat random entry today- more like a running log of the nonsense that happened today.

you have a nice post~

http://kabersblog.blogspot.com/2011/05/monday.html

Rachel said...

Wonderful Miscellany -- there is something freeing about being completely random.

I agree about last night. Twitter exploded for me.

Have a wonderful Monday!

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