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29 March 2002
"I'm a challenge to your balance..."
Edith's version of Natalie Merchant's "Wonder", as sung on the way back from Santa Cruz with Sister Lola and Irene the Queen:

I believe
fate smiled and destiny
laughed as she came to my cradle
"know this child will be able"
laughed as my body she lifted
"know this child will be gifted
with love, with patience
and with faith
she'll wear white face!"


recorded in the Book of Marginalia :: testify, Sister!
 
 
28 March 2002
Filling Easter eggs with joy and light
A very wise and prescient nun once pulled me aside and told me to always remember that the things that made me a nun were inside of myself. All of the make-up and jewelry and frocks were merely window dressing, props that help to facilitate the transformation from man to nun. However, even without all of that stuff, I would still be a nun. My involvement with the Order continues to prove this very point to me. read further…

recorded in the Book of Stories :: testify, Sister!
 
 
15 March 2002
As though my arms could protect you
I found out this week that someone I know has been diagnosed with cancer. He found out on Valentine's Day. The doctors have told him that the cancer is inoperable and not only that, but it's the type of cancer that spreads. I have these horrible images of the cancer aimlessly wandering through his body, corrupting everything it touches.

The hardest part for me was trying to come up with a way of expressing how I felt; of trying to comfort and support him. I haven't gotten to that part of my nun training yet: they haven't taught me how to comfort the ill. So I told him that I had no words for him, no way of expressing how I felt. "Well then just give me a hug," he said. So I did. I hugged him like someone was going to try and snatch him out of my arms.
recorded in the Book of Training :: testify, Sister!
 
 
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