Tuesday, February 02, 2010

Confession Tuesday

January over at PoetMom started Confession Tuesday a while back. I follow her and others' confessions, but I've never confessed myself. Here goes!

I confess that when I thought about writing this post, all I could think of was my Catholic upbringing: It's been about 15 years since my last (priest-witnessed) confession.

I confess that now I'm wondering what it is I confessed in that confession, which is probably to be my last in a Catholic Church.

I confess that I've started to attend the Unitarian Church near my house and I love it. Aside from the welcoming nature of the congregation, and the social justice component of Unitarianism, what I most love is the weekly tradition they call "Sharing of Joys and Sorrows." People get up and share something they are happy about, or concerned about, and then light a candle. At the end, the leader of the service lights a candle for "all the joys and sorrows unspoken, but that are in our hearts."

I confess that I've never shared a joy or sorrow for fear that I would cry while I was up there.

I confess I cry a lot. Movies, TV shows, books, life in general...all fodder for tears for me.

I confess that ever since attending PoetMom's and Erin Dionne's book parties recently, I have been daydreaming about my own book party, which I hope to have occasion to throw one day in the relatively near future. More on that in another post.

I confess I am writing this post during work hours and must get back to my job! Best Blogger Tips


Joanne said...

I like the idea of lighting a candle about something you're happy about. A nice perspective to have. Hope you can light one soon to celebrate your book party :)

January said...

I confess that I dream of your book launch party, too. It will happen. You're next!

Remember: I'm 40. It didn't happen overnight. Just a matter of time for you, Bug!

Writer Bug said...

Thanks guys! What lovely comments. :)

Shannon McDonough said...

Interested to know more about the Unitarian church. Have been contemplating.

Writer Bug said...

Shannon, we'll have to discuss over lunch in the next few weeks... I really like the ideas behind the religion, and this congregation in particular (though I also liked the one I went to from time to time in JP, which I think has since moved/closed down.)