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  •  Visits to the Episcopal church went great, (6+ / 0-)

    so much so that I opted for a liturgical Easter this morning.

    I can still smell the incense on my clothes. Apparently this congregation and specifically the man currently on incense duty have a history of setting off fire alarms.

    Nearly cried Friday - 22nd Psalm triggered some things that in hindsight really needed to be triggered.

    Did cry today a little.

    20th Easter a Christian, and it's the first one where I've felt completely safe in who I am in a church on Eastern morning.

    I clearly have some thinking to do.

    Prayers and best wishes to those in Japan.

    by Cassandra Waites on Sun Mar 31, 2013 at 07:57:55 PM PDT

    •  Feeling safe (6+ / 0-)

      That says a whole lot that is positive of your experience.

      Love that conquers death--that Love casts out fear and welcomes all.

      Peace, Hope, Faith, Love

      by mapamp on Sun Mar 31, 2013 at 08:31:29 PM PDT

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      •  Lemme put it this way: (3+ / 0-)
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        SchuyH, mapamp, algebrateacher

        In my first ten sentences to one particular person, I outed myself as an ally. I just don't do that unless I've got more than a vague suspicion they're GLBT and no one else is nearby. That wasn't like me, and hours later I found myself worrying about it because it was so naturally automatic that... it just didn't make sense with the way I've been or the geographical place I'm in now.

        My default mental arguing point with myself has been convincing myself to try to stay closeted as a heteroromantic asexual rather than having to talk myself into coming out, which has NEVER been true in any other environment, period.

        And seeing as the near-crying Friday was all tangled up in that, it meant something that Oh No, I Might Say What's Really Wrong wasn't going through my mind - and there were times in the church I grew up in where I did feel the need for little white lies about personal distress. And sometimes bigger ones.

        Prayers and best wishes to those in Japan.

        by Cassandra Waites on Sun Mar 31, 2013 at 09:59:22 PM PDT

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