Friday, February 1, 2008

Friday Five -- Saints' Days and Superbowl

Friday Five- options, options edition

Sally, the birthday girl, gives us options for the Friday Five.

Superbowl -- love it or hate it?

I don't understand football, but I love the commercials. This year one of the commercials will feature a long-standing joke among the deaf community. It's amazing, and yes, it's silent.

So cool it might turn this inveterate Diet C*ke addict into a P*psi girl.

Candlemas/ Imbloc/ Groundhog day/ St Brigid's day- all of these fall on either the 1st or 2nd February.
1. Do you celebrate one or more of these?
No, and reading other people's answers, I am worried about my feeble ability to celebrate.

2. How?

Does meditating on Bill Murray's performance in Groundhog Day count?

3. Is this a bit of fun or deeply significant?

Actually, Groundhog Day (the movie) is fun *and* deeply significant. I can't help it; I cry when Bill Murray's character finally becomes kind and generous. And who wouldn't love to wake up every morning to Sonny and Cher singing "I Got You, Babe" with it's hurdy gurdy instrumentation.

4. Are festivals/ Saints days important to you?

I love the stories of the saints and one of my favorite things to read is the saints' biographies listed in the church calendar found here. I love the Episcopal Church's teaching that we are all saints, and that some are recognized because they are an example and inspiration to others.

5.Name your favourite Saints day/ celebration.

The Blessing of the Animals on the Feast of St. Francis. After all, I share a house with two dogs, a cat, two geckos, a bearded dragon, twenty-odd guinea fowl, and a pond full of fish.

Thank you, Sally. Happy Birthday!


Diane said...

Oh, yeah, the Blessing of the Animals, I forgot about that.
And I LOVED that commercial.

Songbird said...

I love that movie. It's so theological! I wrote a paper about it in Systematic Theology, such a challenge to our eschatology.

Counselor in Process said...

I loved he commercial and I choose to believe that the characters are gay, too. Double diversity!