Temple of Time

If the body is a temple,
Mine is a ruin.
Worshipers who flocked
To service in youth
Have now moved on
To supplication elsewhere.
The steeple crumbles
As aging support erodes.
The altar is failing,
A painful denunciation.

**This is not to say that a woman’s body–as it gets older–is not worth worship!  This is simply about my own failing body as I deal with health issues that, while not deadly, are life changing and upsetting.

All female flight team asked….

I finally found something to blog about! First, read this article from one of my favorite websites, I Fucking Love Science…

All female flight team asked….

Really?  The implications being that we can’t handle not wearing make up (most of us love no make up, it’s why it comes off the second we get home…like our bras), no men (ummm really? Plenty of women live a full life without a single man, ask Ellen) and we are also fine without washing our hair (says every mom at some point point in that life long job)!

Annie Get Your Gun opened on Broadway in 1948 with the song Anything You Can Do I Can Do Better! and we still have to sing it every day.

Grrrrrrrrrrr,

Nirr

Fairy Queen – Poem contest, picture prompt

Verdant meadows green
Realm of the Fairy Queen.
A wreath of Forget-me-nots upon her brow
Witness to her sacred vow
Captive lover for seven years
The Fae court erupts in cheers
With his life he pays the tithe to hell
The courtiers dance to his death knell
The Morgan sheds one crystal tear
Then rises to search for the next volunteer.

The Gospel of Mary Magdala: Jesus and the First woman Apostle

The Gospel of Mary of Magdala: Jesus and the First Woman ApostleThe Gospel of Mary of Magdala: Jesus and the First Woman Apostle by Karen L. King
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

The Gospel of Mary Magdala is a very interesting read. This is just one of many books on the subject but I found it to be deeply moving and it made me very curious about the rest of the lost Gospels.

This books takes a look at the rediscovered texts and the way in which the early Christian Church was just as divided in the early days as it is now. There were some very different understandings of Christ’s message before Constantine came along and insisted that everyone believe the same thing, a very imperial stance that we now take for granted.

The Gospel of Mary not only shines a light on the lack of Patriarchy in Christ’s actions but also gives us teachings about finding the Kingdom of God within first so that it can be brought forth in the world. It brings us back to the idea that God wants us to act rather than simply believe a set of man made rules.

It’s very scholarly so it can be a bit dry for those of you who prefer a bit of excitement but if you are looking for help in shifting your perception from the inconsistencies of cannon chosen in the 325 AD by bishops trying to appease the Empire, this book may be for you.

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Homeland (Forgotten Realms: The Dark Elf Trilogy, #1; Legend of Drizzt, #1)Homeland by R.A. Salvatore
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Drizzt is the character everyone who plays D&D wants to be. These are some of the best Forgotten Realms books I’ve ever read, and reread….and reread….

I’ve always been attracted to a character raised in hellish conditions who decides to break free and be who he/she is inside. These books are full of characters you will love with exciting stories that you won’t get tired of. They are an easy, enjoyable read with depth the likes of which I’ve not found in any of the other Forgotten Realms books.

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