• Here's my July 2016 experiences/learnings roundup!
It looks as if Emily P Freeman isn't doing an end of month linkup, but if I discover she is, I'll link to it and add her button to my post.
• Valleys have a well-earned reputation for growing excellent fruits and veggies; slopes of the surrounding hills help nutrients flow down and create rich soil that helps grow nutritious, highly desirable produce. None of us was there, but still we know how the renaissance, the literal rebirth of culture and creativity trickled down from the Florentine Hills into the Tuscany Valleys. Not a very different process from growing good fruits and veggies! For the past couple of months I've lived in a well-developed, industrialized valley... and
• I've been loving the whir swish buzz of traffic along the street because I love to #ListenToTheCity.
• I always enjoy having cactus neighbors; typically they photograph well!
• I'm still working on sleep (though sleep didn't make my list for June).
• On Saturday 16 July desert spirit's fire celebrated #AnotherBlogoversary—14 years! Holy!
• A succulent sizzler lunch and conversation with former roommate AC.
• Is that a [dry] wash/arroyo or is it the #LosAngelesRiver?
• 17 July we celebrated Christmas in July using the RCL readings for Pentecost 9. Worship bulletin was our usual B&W, but I made a fun colorful version for this blog.
• Interim pastor told me I was a "crisp theologian" during SS; I don't know if she meant super well done altogether or only crisp edges, but whatever is fine with me. Pres of congregation thanked thr morning's "guest musical stars"—me and the vocal soloist. I provided guest keyboards 3 July Sundays in a row.
• Free concert at Hollywood Bowl with #TheDude and #LAPhil! Holy! Holy!
• Although I've joined several meetups, this was the first I attended. So happy to meet new friends at the venue; conversation and communication continued online during the week afterwards.
• Scary skies don't always turn into storms and can create cool camera captures.
• Corita Art Center Summer Open House – Holy. Holy. Holy—Holy!!!
• ¿Está todo el mundo en todas partes salvadoreña? Sometimes it feels that way, but then when I'm in West LA I realize nah, not everyone everywhere, only in my non-Sunday world.
• Sepulveda Blvd is the longest municipal street in the whole entire world—43 miles worth!
• Valleys have a reputation for providing excellent fruits and veggies; good stuff descends from the surrounding hills to become part of the rich soil and then that nutritious, highly desirable produce. We know The Renaissance, the rebirth of culture and creativity made a way into the Tuscan Valleys from the Florentine Hills. Not so different from re-growing and re-vitalizing human lives? For the past couple of months a well-developed, highly populated industrialized valley has been home... I hope, I trust, this #SFV is part of my own renaissance, a true rebirth.