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Monday, January 22, 2007

TAGGED! (Twice!)

Brother Causticus issued a challenge a few days ago to play "Seven Things." I got tagged on Saturday by Lisa Fox over at My Manner of Life" and then again today by Susan Russell.

Jeesh! So, I'm posting my answers to Lisa below ... and now (drum roll) ... the tag goes to MadPriest over at "Of course, I could be wrong."

Having just done a childhood photo tribute to him, he can hardly turn me down, now can he? (Of course, I could be wrong, but then, he'd get all embarrassed and he HATES to be embarrassed - see childhood picture of him in wet nappies!)

1. Name a book that you want to share so much that you keep giving awayy

HOW TO BE YOUR DOG'S BEST FRIEND by the Monks of New Skete. I often use parts of it in spiritual discernment for the priesthood.

2. Name a piece of music that changed the way you listen to music.

Theonious Monk. I had never heard the themes in Jazz music before. Suddenly, there it was and I was in absolute bliss. I adore Jazz because of TM.

3. Name a film you can watch again and again without getting fatigued.

Oh, there are so many, but I think CASABLANCA would do it. At least, tonight. Second choice: The HBO Series: ANGLES IN AMERICA. Third: Anything by Monty Python's Flying Circus, but especially LIFE OF BRIAN. I make everyone who comes to me for spiritual discernment to priesthood watch it.

4. Name a performer for whom you suspend all disbelief

No problem: Meryl Streep. Lord, have mercy. She is the best. Well, she and Susan Sarandon. And, Halle Berry. Denzell Washington is amazing. Well, so, if it has to be: Meryl's the one.

5. Name a work of art you'd like to live with.

Anything by Monet or Paul Cezanne. Romantic. Dreamy. Perfectly lovely and beautiful which, as Dorothy Day often reminded us, if you're going to do the work of justice, you need to have beautiful things around you all the time.

6. Name a work of fiction which has penetrated your real life.

Anything by Mark Helprin, but especially my all time favorite: A WINTER'S TALE

7. Name a punchline that always makes you laugh.

"The moon must be in Uranus." This is me, laughing already.

1 comment:

Catherine + said...

I concretely concur Elizabeth+ about our beloved Meryl! I was taken with her the first time I saw her! Talk about a wow factor! That's why I listed "Out of Africa" as my all time favorite film. I also listed it because it showed that women could be accepted by men in unconventional roles, and that Berkeley's relationship with the African woman was real though he could not demonstrate his love as much as he wanted to, and then at his funeral, Karen Blixen understood the woman's loss as well as her outcast status, attending his funeral from beyond the picket fence.

I think it demonstrates many different diversity issues without the glaring light.