"Beauty confronts us with the requirement that we place ourselves among...the redeemers, the leaders in the protection of life. Once you have seen the bush on fire, you are not going to get out of the assignment unless you close your eyes to the beauty.... [You] either have to close your eyes or go back to Egypt and set the people free." - Rev. Dr. Rebecca Parker, "Rising to the Challenge of Our Times"

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Travels with Ripley

Ripley here with her cousin Tango chez Elouise and Nancy. They've been in Corgi heaven, chasing each other, wrasslin', herdin', telling each other sheep jokes...We're leaving in a few minutes and it's hard to take Ripley away (without taking Tango with us).

Further trip updates are forthcoming, but one experience of note from the road was hearing a Barack Obama ad in Navajo while driving through eastern Arizona. I'm not sure why, but I got kind of choked up when I heard it. Maybe the idea that Obama would represent all Americans, including the original ones, and give us a chance to feel like this land was, in fact, made for you and me rather than us versus them. The Navajo Nation has endorsed Obama.

1 comment:

Bellabell said...

Cousin Tango has been sleeping around the clock since Cousin Ripley rode off with his mom in the snazzy red truck. Playing "Cattle Dog" with her significant other, Dilly, a middle-aged Westie hard-wired for burrowing and chasing mice, was a pleasant hobby, but not the challenge of engaging with a young pup who could run as fast as she could and turn on as slim a dime. I believe Tango dreams of Cousin Rip even as she makes up for lost down time. Great visit!