9/19/2011

Little joys of blogging

Preuldium is primarily a blog concerning things Anglican and Episcopalian, with ripples out there in the larger land of Christendom. Occasionally I get caught up in more, let us say, existential quandaries, muttering about why there is being rather than nothing, or wondering if all religious language is shot through and through with nonsense, or is it just me, or thoughts about whether or not if God or anyone else would really miss religion if it were to disappear, etc. But mostly I blog on, believing that it is in some way useful in a horizontal sort of way..a networking sort of way.  Still, sometimes I wonder just who reads Preludium, if anyone.

So one of the joys of blogging are the little physical signs that there is a reality to the connections made over the Internet - that perhaps the social media effect has physical real world references.

On Sunday a parishioner, Natalie Kerr, came up after the 8 AM service and said, I've got something for you. Come tover for coffee at the parish house and I'll give it to you there. I did.

Natalie had been to The Episcopal Church of the Epiphany in Newport, New Hampshire the Sunday before and had introduced herself a the service, saying she was from St. Peter's Church,  Lewes, Delaware. Visitors there are given a wooden desk cross as a gift. She got one. 

After church the Senior Warden, Walter Ryan, who makes the crosses, walked over and asked if there was an associate at St Peter's named Mark Harris who had a blog. "Yup," said Natalie. And he allowed as how he reads Preludium and so he sent me, by way of Natalie, one of the wooden crosses,

I really like the simplicity of the cross and the generosity of the gift. Oh yes, and the affirmation the whole round provides. And, its good to connect in the real world.

1 comment:

  1. You should be ashamed of yourself, young Mark. This definitely borders on simony - and I should know.

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