Sunday, September 6, 2009

Quotable Sunday


"Rites and symbols use the ordinary and earthy elements of our existence and, by encircling them, ratify, sanctify, complete. The ordinary becomes the container for the divine and safely holds what is uncontainable. The transcendent is disclosed in what is wonderfully familiar: bread, wine, fire, ash, earth, water, oil, tears, seeds, songs, feastings and fastings, pains ad joys, bodies and thoughts, regressions and transformations." --Gertrud Mueller Nelson in To Dance With God

Bonus points if anyone who was at this ritual can identify when it took place, and who owns the boot in the corner.

7 comments:

Mellisa said...

That was a very nice quote. Thanks for sharing!

Jennifer said...

Beautiful quote. Happy QS!

Christine aka LiveLaughLoveCj said...

Beautiful quote.

Happy Sunday I trust it finds you and yours well.

Martha in PA said...

Happy QS, beautiful quote.

My QS

One and Doll said...

Zosia's baptism- boot?

Hmmm, I don't know who's boot that is but wasn't it Emily's?

Emily said...

Zosia's Baptism...Aaron's boot!

Adele said...

Bonus points to Emily (although shared with Rachel). Yup: Zosia's baptism, Aaron's boot.