So, to brighten this little world, I've put together some eye candy of mind, for you to feast your eyes upon. [See below]. Spring continues to out-pace itself here in Vancouver ~ Sakura cherry blossoms, and magnolias are at least a full 2 weeks ahead of their time last spring! And the camelias! Well, they're still so full and luscious ~ since Olympic times it seems! Half-way down my street lives a red camelia bush, and I love walking past and feasting my eyes and heart on the beauty affixed to the tree, and also the fallen petals just below it. I can barely resist the urge to fotograf this sight each time I walk past! My camera doesn't seem to mind one bit!
Oh, and about my camera ... my humble little Sony Cybershot ("inherited" from my son when he left home a little over a year ago) has gotten replaced ... by a Nikon Coolpix. I reaaaally wanted the red version, but alas, so did everyone else, and so, I settled for the black. And so, Roxanne luuuuuvs the 12 Mpx, the 15x zoom, and the external memory that holds hundreds of fotos at the largest resolution. [Compare to 6 Mpx and 3x zoom, and no external memory!] Birds on a wire ... the North Shore mountains from waaaaay afar ~ they've become mine, finally! Happy happy, joy joy.
I've recently finished reading this book. Interesting, and quite amusing, too. And now? Now I'm into Mary Magdalen: The Essential History. Absolutely interesting! Especially the inevitable discussion of how the chauvinistic self-appointed guardians of the biblical canon conflated the various Marys of the NT into the penitant whore which the Vatican would have us believe was Mary Magdalen. This touches a nerve with me ~ it embodies the anger I harbour against the self-idolizing Catholic Church. So many just sit there and swallow all the crap that clergy throws us, lock, stock and barrel. I mean, why should I believe the word and thought of a man, a mere human, who promotes himself to representative of God on earth? Fallible ... yes, fallible ~ the Pope. A look at history reveals a long line of nasty men who called themselves Pope. You can check this yourself ... I'll refrain from boring you, or angering you, if you're one of those mindless sheep that believes what an elected official wearing a fancy hat tells them.
I doubt that it's coincidence, this renewed interest in Mary Magdalen, in Jesus, in the Passion, which I've stumbled upon this week. [I've had this book for months, in a pile at my bedside!] No, likely an angel's way of reminding me ... reminding me to contemplate the Paschal Mystery. And that leaves me thinking of my full moon collage ~ many have called this latest [March] full moon the full worm moon. I prefer paschal full moon, because it embodies renewal, rebirth, resurrection: all the spirits to which I cleaved, as I constructed that collage.
And now ~ some eye candy. Happy Easter.
Roxi's Moxi ~ Visual Diary