I've been tagged by Revd Dr Kate for the "middle name meme", which works like this...
1. You have to post the rules before you give your answers.
2. You must list one fact about yourself beginning with each letter of your middle name. (If you don't have a middle name, use your maiden name or your mother's maiden name).
3. At the end of your blog post, you need to tag one person for each letter of your middle name. (Be sure to leave them a comment telling them they've been tagged.)
(Church) Choirs – have been a huge and formative influence on my personal faith…Eastbourne College, Trinity Cambridge, St John the Divine Kennington – so many milestones in my journey…from realising the huge truth expressed in Vaughan William’s setting of “Love bade me welcome” when I was 16, to singing my way through my first full Holy Week 8 years later,and knowing that this was the most real thing ever.
Libraries – are practically my favourite public space…When I was a child, the public library allowed you to borrow up to 6 books on a children’s ticket. The library was on the far side of town, - a fairly substantial bus ride from home…which meant that by the time I got there, I’d almost always consumed at least 2 if not 3 of my weekly book allocation…There were times when I had to turn round and head back to the library that same day. Hooray for adult tickets and more generous times!
Affirmation – is something I wish I were less dependent on. I’m deeply thankful for those friends and parishioners who recognise and meet this need.
Introvert – I’m not by any stretch of the imagination…but I now need more space and silence than I’d ever have imagined before ordination. Can you be a shy extrovert Kate? If so, that's me.
Retreat – I need one, soon. It’s 10 months since I was last at Llan and I’m beginning to notice that I’m in a shallower place than is good for me. Currently hoping to escape for silence early in July – by which stage I should be beginning to learn at least the outline of my new communities.
Excited – by too many things to list – but a selection include the prospect of admitting a daughter AND her father to Holy Communion on Easter Sunday…a wonderful gift from one of the congregation here (which I’ll tell you more about when it arrives in a few months)….the possibilities of developing alternative worship in my new parishes (which are on the edge of a town with pronounced “New Age” tendencies)…a pile of lovely books which I will get to read one day…my first trip across the Pond…and, of course, the new life and ministry that we’re hurtling towards at breakneck speed.
I'm going to tag by blog name...Cheesehead, LutheranChik, Against a Brick Wall, Inner Dorothy, Rebel without a Pew and Earthchick Erin (oh...if only i'd worked harder at my seven things project, moving house would be a little less scary).No obligation, though...I know it's a busy time, and not everyone out there is quite as good at displacement as the Curate.