Thursday, March 06, 2008

Friday Five: Signs of Hope, Signs of Spring

Sally posted these hope filled questions for the RGBP Friday Five.
  1. Sign of hope? Tonight I was part of a group that performed "The Vagina Monologues." As we heard the challenge to end violence against women and girls in the next decade, I was filled with a sense of hope. Hope that perhaps this is possible. If not in whole, at least in part. I was delighted by this strong group of women who dared to speak such amazing words. And delighted by the response of the men and women who shared the evening with us.

  2. An unexpected word of light in a dark place? A friend noticed something in me this week and said so... It's too long and complicated to explain the whole thing, but being noticed for a certain gift affirmed it... affirmed me... and it was a light for my day that I will hold onto for days to come.

  3. A sign of spring? There are groovy little green things poking up from the ground in the churchyard. My favorites are on their way... tulips!

  4. Challenging/ surprising? Being invited to participate in the Vagina Monologues was a surprising challenge. (I got to moan a la Grace Slick at one point in the evening.) I never tried out for plays in school. My dramatic performances have been mostly the kind that pastors take on during VBS. That and first person sermons. It was a challenge to speak vagina vocabulary tonight. And a surprise that I like wandering out of my box. I need to do more of that.

  5. Share a hope for the coming week/month/year.... See number 4.

Bonus play... a piece of music/ poem guaranteed to cheer you? I have been listening to Cole Porter songs on my Ipod of late. Cheers me up every time.

11 comments:

Sally said...

Excellent play- I am so glad you took part in the Vagina momologues- awesome- you have given me hope....
now I am really going back to bed!!! ( 4:05 am here!!!)

Mother Laura said...

Wow, I am impressed too-congrats! May the day come when it's just a celebration and not a protest...

Counselor in Process said...

I'm very impressed, too. Brava!

Diane said...

wow, it's great to be able to be in drama. I haven't done it for a long time!

Ruby said...

You did the moans! Awesome. I was the narrator and did "I Was There in the Room" on Valentine's Day weekend. It was wonderful. I owe my blog an update and will post later today after I do the Friday Five. Such a powerful experience. I'm glad you experienced it, too.

LawAndGospel said...

Cool! Good for you!

Auntie Knickers said...

I'm impressed too -- and I think you will have touched many lives in ways you don't know about just by this performance. Great play!

RevHRod said...

You are all much too kind. Like Jane Fonda, I did not have to say cunt or any of the other really racy words in the VM. But then again, I didn't learn how to say the F word out loud until I was in college. So just saying vagina and penis in front of people was a bit of a challenge for me. ;-)

Certified Healing Coach said...

How cool that you were able to participate in the VM!

I like your belief in the possibility of change.

Rev Scott said...

Awesome. I'll admit - I thought the post above was your F5 post and was really confused for a minute. Now I get it - and it was a great play.

Funny how much mileage we can get out of affirmations, isn't it? Like just *this* much more than the mileage we get out of complaints/criticisms. Glad you're being affirmed in new ways.

Presbyterian Gal said...

Affirmations are great things. We need lots more of that every day on this planet!