"In the woods, is perpetual youth.
Within these plantations of God,
a decorum and sanctity reign,
a perennial festival is dressed,
and the guest sees not how he should
tire of them in a thousand years.
In the woods, we return to reason and faith.
There I feel that nothing can befall me in life,
- no disgrace, no calamity, (leaving me my eyes,)
which nature cannot repair.
Standing on the bare ground,
- my head bathed by the blithe air,
and uplifted into infinite space,
- all mean egotism vanishes.
I become a transparent eye-ball;
I am nothing; I see all;
the currents of the Universal Being circulate through me;
I am part or particle of God."
- Ralph Waldo Emerso
As Spring begins, how wonderful to be able spend time in the outdoors without multiple layers! Each morning, I am awakened by the sounds of new species of birds, arriving from their winter homes, back to our feeder. (Well, actually I am awakened by our cat, Minnie Purrl, who is quite the early riser.)
This month, we will celebrate and explore the ways that the movement called Transcendentalism intersected historically with Unitarianism and still intersects with the Seven Principles of UUism.
Join DLE, Sarah Montgomery-Richards, this Sunday for a service to explore our 7th Principle - the Interconnected Web of Life, and stay after the service for the dance of the May Pole right here at UUCGT. CUUPS (Covenant of UU Pagans) will provide special snacks
Also, a reminder that at 9:00 AM Sunday morning, anyone interested in learning how to use our new big screen TV should bring a lap top, tablet or smart phone.
Finally, the good folks in our Sunday morning Compassion Study Group asked for the name of a resource we thought anyone could enjoy: Pema Chodron's wonderful book,
Comfortable with Uncertainty: 108 Teachings on Cultivating Fearlessness and Compassion.
For the blessing of a community of ever-deepening belonging -