Tuesday, April 14, 2009

the woman next door

via an incredibly eloquent dorothee soelle quote from sarah,

and via the daily dish. sullivan got choked up over Miss Boyle, (who, physically, reminds me so much of the Scottish women i was surrounded by in my youth), and i'm unashamed to say, so did i.

here's to the unseen and unexpected. which is a theme i'm increasingly interested in, especially in a gender and queer context - seeing the assumed normative deconstructed as it is subverted by those kept to the edges because they don't quite fit our expectations.

my dear brother-by-choice, Chris, said, "If The Wire were a bible passage it would be this:" seems fitting here too...

God chose what is weak in the world to make the strong feel ashamed. And God chose what is insignificant in the world, what is despised, what is nothing, in order to destroy what is something, so that no one may boast in God's presence. (1Cor 28-29)



  1. I can't wait to see you at greenbelt this year.

    Susan Boyle has made me cry over and over this week. it's her courage and self-belief that bring me undone. she knew she belonged there, and she was so, so beautiful when she sang...

    [and speaking of andrew sullivan - he published an email i sent him this week!! http://andrewsullivan.theatlantic.com/the_daily_dish/2009/04/susan-at-easter.html#more

    my life is complete. even though the paragraphing got screwed in transmission]

  2. i KNEW it was you!!!! i was a hair's breadth from emailing you when i read it and confirming it was but then i thought, "what are the chances? that would be too cool for words."
    it was a *beautiful* comment.
    yay! [claps hands in delight]

    i love that blog. i was aware of him but it wasn't til Stephen Colbert interviewed him during the '08 US election campaigns and he explained why as a conservative he was voting for Obama that he fully entered my radar. he's must reading for me now.

    and yay for Susan. i too have shed tears several times since. it was a gospel moment.

    and yes, i too look forward to hangage time at greenbelt. that was a serious highlight last year, walking towards the beer tent to meet you and Nadia and thinking, "how the heck am i gonna find them in this crowd?" and i stepped into the tent to see the two of you *owning* the place with your moves. that was the best dance i had all year. :)

    you rock. don't ever stop.