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i-n-d-e-p-e-n-d-e-n-t

“When I was eight, I went to Bible camp, and they told me that if I accept Jesus into my heart, he’ll build a home there. That’s the weirdest thing I’ve ever heard.”
trailer to Beware of Christians

For real. The Sunday School world is crazy. I want us all to re-figure out, renew, and rewrite Christian clichés.

Something else has been stuck in my head for days. I’m so glad to be in a bubble that can live in and love the secular.

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Raise their hands.



And the people bowed and prayed
Oh! I love you a lot; Oh! I love you from the top of my heart
And you can see through my mistakes
Oh! I’ll tell it to you now; Oh! I’ll tell it from the top of my heart

   All Delighted People (Original Version), Sufjan Stevens

Cookies today; a deer in Steilacoom this summer; and a list E and M made for me on the art museum steps in August, 2010 (including: photographer, motorcyclist, mortician, bro).

I’m blogging, Alina’s laughing, and Madeleine is tearing up about how much she loves her Seattle library. This is school.

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Maps.

He bought a 4-track tape cassette recorder and painstakingly composed 90-minute concept albums for The Nine Planets, The 12 Apostles, and The Four Humors. He read William Blake, William Wordsworth, and William Faulkner. At that time, in college, the world loomed large and daunting, and Sufjan’s music came to sound like a medieval woodwind ensemble waving swords and torches at the twelve-headed dragon of death.
Billions’ biography for Sufjan Stevens — read this, do.

This past July, I traced and labeled the map of Europe from our large atlas. The paper is still taped to the bookshelf by my bed at home where, if I lay on my right side, I can see it through closed eyelids as I sleep. I liked the map and I liked to look at it and trace it with my fingertip, but I didn’t often, and I didn’t learn it well. It’s very odd.

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