Thursday, September 01, 2005

Cool People who go to Community Church Unitarian Universalist in New Orleans.

-An older couple married just a few years ago, the wife an artist and sculptor who made a weird little sculpture that's on my knickknack shelf, the husband a man named Ernie who sings a version of "Old Man River" that will have you crying.

-An old guy Republican who worked his way up from being poor who will tell you that in every conversation.

-A cranky Yankee old lady who was hell during the budget meeting every single year but worked incredibly hard for charity.

-A really cool guy who resembles Mark Twain and has an act worked out as a Mark Twain impersonator.

-An MtF transsexual who really needed a new shot in life, anything but this.

-A little old lady with a foreign accent who would proudly announce that her sexy shoes were "fuck me pumps."

-A spiffy humanist math professor

-A choir directer named Mignon whom theCSO and I never even knew really all that well, but who was so beautiful and so talented and so cool that we decided that if we ever had a girl child we would name her "Zoe Mignon Webb" because we wanted her to be cool and how could a kid with a name like that not be?

I'm not asking for prayers here, because I don't know that they will do any good. I really do believe that God who may or may not exist works through us and that people are saved not through divine action but by other people and the societal structures we create.

The primary way we support those societal structures is money.

Do it for Ernie.


1 comment:

fausto said...

I plan to. Also to give to the Transylvanian flood relief fund and my company's American Red Cross fund, which the co. is kindly matching 2-for-1.

As for prayers that can work, here's one I noticed on Beliefnet last night:

Prayer of St Theresa of Avila

Christ has no Body now but yours.
No hands, no feet on earth but yours.
Yours are the eyes through which he looks
Compassion on the world.
Yours are the feet with which he walks
To do good.
Yours are the hands with which he blesses
All the world.