Tuesday, March 5:

Tuesday, March 5, 2013
Waning Moon
Saturn Retrograde
Mercury Retrograde
Cloudy and cool

The book didn’t release. Details are in dispute.

The rest of the day was taken up with a funeral and its aftermath. The deceased is the mother of one friend, and the grandmother of another one. The service itself was here, at a local Catholic church. I hadn’t set foot in a Catholic ceremony since a seventh-grade classmate was killed by a drunk driver and the priest said that he must have done something to “deserve” that kind of death, and it was a good thing the kid died because it filled the church. This ceremony was very different, with lovely readings and eulogy from the family, but the priest went off on some (to me) inappropriate tangents. And anyone who says the Catholic service is “the same” as Episcopal (where I used to be an acolyte) — um, no. The prayers and liturgy are quite different. Then, we drove to the cemetery in Bourne for a short service, and then went to Brookside for the reception. It was nice to be able to chat with people and really celebrate the woman’s life and legacy. The funeral began at 11 in the morning, and I got home at 4 in the afternoon. A different chapter in life starts for all of them, and this was an important transition day.

Not a lot got done, but I’m prepping for tonight’s meeting, and getting ready for tomorrow afternoon’s meeting, along with having to rewrite an article, and working on the material for my agent.

So, I better get to it!


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  1. Having been a lifelong Catholic (recently returned after a hiatus), I can say the prayers are only slightly different than the Episcopal church I also attend in the park. The liturgy is nearly identical, with a few variations, of course. The differences are more subtle, but they are there.

    That first priest sounds like an asshole. Those exist in any religion unfortunately. While I have problems — and strong disagreements — with the dogma and political bullshit in the Catholic church, I can’t limit those problems to just that church. I’ve heard things in Episcopal, Lutheran, and Baptist services that set me on edge, too. It’s when they forget the purpose of the service and add their own agendas that I lose interest.

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