Friday Five: Time for Palms

Mother Laura of RevGals writes…

Can you believe Daylight Savings Time is here already? It’s hard to get used to the new, earlier onset. My family has been getting up and out a little late and a little sleepy in the mornings.

And can you believe that in two days it will be Palm Sunday for Western Christians? Our Lent is almost over, while our Orthodox sisters and brothers, whose liturgical year follows the older Julian calendar, are just starting theirs. Nicholas did a recent book report on George Washington, and we were surprised to find out that our first President’s birthday was originally Feb. 11, since he was born just before the change to the Gregorian calendar. Apparently the change almost caused rioting, as some indignant people were sure that they were being cheated out of eleven days of their lives!

To help you adjust–and enjoy the process–here’s a Friday Five about time and transitions….

1. If you could travel to any historical time period, which would it be, and why?
This is a hard one. It’s hard to get excited about going backwards in time when women had FEWER rights… I mean, really. I guess I would like to have been living around the time of the suffragettes. If I could pick the people. I’d like to be one of Susan B. Anthony’s best friends. I figure with my temperament and dreams, I’d fit right in.
2. What futuristic/science fiction development would you most like to see?
This is for my friend, Richard… From Star Trek IV: “Doctor gave me a pill and I grew a new kidney!” (Still praying and believing!!)

3. Which do you enjoy more: remembering the past, or dreaming for the future?
I am definitely in future mode!

4. What do you find most memorable about this year’s Lent?
Um? Not really “practicing” liturgical seasons, so I don’t have an answer…

5. How will you spend your time during this upcoming Holy Week? What part do you look forward to most?
Recovering from a prayer retreat that I am helping to plan… then working on classwork, trying to get ahead so that I can enjoy the week following Easter with my family who have vacation!! For a change, I do not have music responsibilities for Easter Sunday, the first time in a LONG time. That means I can just sing? and worship? Wow… what will I do??

A joyous, God-filled Holy Week to each of you…


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