Ex Nihilo

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  1. I thought about this prayer when reading the Do Animals Have Souls thread...very beautiful. I also love St. Patrick's prayer: Christ be with me, Christ within me, Christ behind me, Christ before me, Christ beside me, Christ to win me, Christ to comfort and restore me. Christ beneath me, Christ above me, Christ in quiet, and in danger, Christ in hearts of all that love me, Christ in mouth of friend and stranger.
  2. Many thanks, I worry for my friends who have had to evacuate.
  3. Thanks Songster, they just ordered an evacuation of the Air force academy. This is real!
  4. Well that was quite a ride home from work...Here's a shot of the CS fire from my parking lot at work and another one of the Boulder fir from th parking lot of my apartment. I just can't get away
  5. Please pray for the good people of co. Springs. My drive home from work looks like I'm riding into the land of mordor. I can hardly breathe. The national air force academy looks like its in very real danger,including its beautiful chapel and the only military pagan worship space.
  6. My 6-yr-old princess demands to hear this at least 15 times a day so I have become intimately aware of it...But hey, any pop viedeo that features a civil war reenactment is pretty cool in my book: [media=]
  7. OK, OK, OK. this is the last one of the day, I promise. This is my new favie band: Slow Club. I think the video is quite cool as it was one continuous shot. If you look closely, you'll spot a bit of magic I think *wink*. IDK about y'all, but I have known this sick sad moment when you realize the buzz is leaving and all that you have to look forward to is the sick so you try desperately to hold on to the buzz as hard as you can...but as Geroge Harrison says, all things must pass....so it goes. ugh
  8. A few months back, my wife took me to see Lenny Kravitz. I've been to a lot of concerts, worked a lot of concerts. Far and away, this was the best I've ever been to. One of the best nights of my life. And this was one the best songs of the night. He cam out into the audience and sang for about 15 minutes. It was amazing! I first heard it when I was 10 and I still love it as muchto day as ever. Elvis is king but Lenny's the MAN! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=014NVmIwEkY&feature=related
  9. These ladies have some of the most voices I've ever heard. Just great... Glory Bound Long Time Traveller
  10. LOL!! It this kid's got the blues, I'm sooo screwed...
  11. to borrow from the byzantines: The church of holy wisdom.
  12. This song makes me think of those I wish were here but cannot be...just one of those moody days I guess. God bless y'all wherever you are:
  13. While I never really needed a reason, this is awesome!
  14. That's a very beautiful vision truthseeker. I think one of thereasons that I became an episcopalian in th efirst place was because the church down the block form my childhood home made the commitment to leave the church open 24/7 for prayer. That way, I could stop by and pray or just have a quiet place to think. Sure they were vandalized occasionally, but the church believed it was important that the church be a spiritual refuge at all times, not just for a couple of hours on sunday.
  15. No, it's snot. LOL. You need a tissue punny nose. (It goes all down hill from here)
  16. Thanks Grateful, here's one of my favorites by Emmylou, or by anybody for that matter:
  17. And of course this. Makes me miss home... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m9saX9cF248 Hope y'all enjoy!
  18. Thus Spoke Zarathustru, Beyond Good & Evil, and I started The Gay Science but I don't recall finishing it. I feel like I'm leaving something off...
  19. I've read a number in English. I enjoyed a few but I found the inevitible end of the road of his philosophical arguments makes monsters of men and worships strength and beauty for their own sakes, which are very hollow sorts of things to worship. Beauty is only useful if it makes other things beautiful and strength is only good when used to make the weak stronger. Its the philosophy of children who admire superheros in comic books and mad tyrants who fantasize that their race is the only race worth living. It is the philosophy of weakness and ugliness. Only those who are weak and ugly take notice with jealousy and infatuation the strong and beautiful. IMHO. Nietzsche was the apostle to the impotent and homely.