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(Dolly Parton)

Jolene, Jolene, Jolene, Jolene
I'm begging of you please
Don't take my man
Jolene, Jolene, Jolene, Jolene
Please don't take him
Just because you can

Well your beauty is beyond compare
With flaming locks of auburn hair
With ivory skin and eyes of emerald green
Your smile is like a breath of spring
Your voice is soft like summer rain
And I cannot compete with you Jolene

Well he talks about you in his sleep
And there's nothing I can do to keep from crying
When he calls your name Jolene
And I can easily understand
How you can easily take my man
But you don't know what he means to me Jolene

Well now you could have your choice of men
But I could never love again
He's the only one for me Jolene
Well I had to have this talk with you
My happiness depends on you
And whatever you decide to do Jolene

Alright, so Dolly Parton wrote a song about me. I can live with that, most of the time. Because I know that when it comes down to brass tacks, the men don't leave their cozy warm homes - most of the time. Bad girl? Always have been. But only because I like to give what they like to get, unbridled, uninhibited, impassioned mad fucking. So a good girl in a bad package. I'm not really bad, I'm just drawn that way. 

I wasn't really in the mood to cry, today is such a great day! I got a package today that I wasn't expecting - Sacred Sexuality by Georg Feuerstein. I'm SO EXCITED! I can't wait to dig into it, but I've got clothes upstairs waiting to be sorted and packed. Gotta move, gotta do, gotta get my ass in gear!  But the book got me thinking about other things Eric and I have talked about, and I had meant to give you all the link to this web-essay earlier this week, the thought just got away from me. It was eerily familiar for me, especially after Eric pointed out the paragraph says in part:

The idea is not so much a salvation from 'original sin', but salvation by restoration to the original blessing, which occurs in the unification of male and female. Accordingly, the bread represents the Logos and the wine represents the Sophia, the male and female aspects of the Christos. Thus the eucharist is a ceremony celebrating their mystical union or sacred marriage ~ the union of the Divine Masculine and Feminine through which all creation transpires, as well as redemption through divine illumination.
Here's the complete essay.

No, I hadn't read this before. I've read DaVinci Code of course, but I'd had hints of the divine union before that time, from The Divine Romance and also other places that I can't put my finger on. Andrew Greeley has had a hand in influencing me, as well. I'm just tickled that I'm not the only person to ever come to this conclusion. I just wish there was some place I could go for some face to face interaction with other people who believe this way.

And on THAT note, I'm going to fix some lunch for my kid. Then maybe shower and pack some more. All this scrambling around in the closet has my nose stuffy and running like mad.  bleh Also got Ming creeping around like a stealth missile.


Date: 2005-11-12 09:52 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I like the idea of original blessing rather than original sin. I first heard of that years ago when I was reading about the theologian Matthew Fox and his philosophy whioch, of course, did not sit well with the pope, hence he left the Catholic church and, I think, became a priest in the Episcopal church.

Date: 2005-11-12 09:58 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]

This man is DELICIOUS!!! I'm SO bookmarking this page. He's like what Andrew Greeley would be if he wasn't so damned fond of his collar.

Date: 2005-11-12 10:27 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Hey, no problem! I love it when a heathen like me can turn someone on to a theologian! I just love the irony of it!

My spirituality is something I make up as I go along, I think.

Date: 2005-11-12 10:32 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Those of us who don't subscribe to well-worn pre-written philosophies are often accused of this.

Date: 2005-11-12 10:51 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I actually wanted to be the next pople after John Paul II. See my LJ post here:

But I wasn't even considered. Those bastard cardinals!

Date: 2005-11-12 09:53 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
That's a great picture of you, by the way!

Date: 2005-11-12 09:55 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]

Thanks. I like the clarity of the color. But it still doesn't capture the true shade of my eyes, and I DON'T like the way it makes my eyes look lopsided, because I'm leaning on my hand. Six of one, half-dozen of another.

Date: 2005-11-12 10:53 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Photos, for the most part, don't do justice to eye shade. But if your eyes look that good in the photo they are probably amazing to look at in person!

Date: 2005-11-13 03:35 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Holy Blood, Holy Grail is another one you might consider. =D

Date: 2005-11-13 05:23 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I'm going to put it on my Amazon wish list. I've heard of it, and have been wanting to read it.


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