|Candied "Road Kill" compliments of the Diocese of CF.|
Concluded my day with a reception for the Communion partner dioceses. A soberingly small group, amidst the 800+ gathered in the Deputies hall. It brings to mind the most humorous moment of the day. The Central Florida deputation brought us gifts. They have baskets of candy, apparently, at their deputations table. The contents: "candied road kill". We recognize we are little more than spectators here, at least in terms of impact.
|The Presiding Bishop of The Episcopal Church|
My mind wondered off to the Moody Blues, on the album, “Days of Future Past.” The Postlude to “The Story in Your Eyes” has the words, “Breathe deep the gathering gloom…”
Now I know I’ll have nightmares.
Sadly, President Bonnie sort of took up where the Presiding Bishop left off in her talk. She deconstructed the 4th of July, reminding us how much we Americans have oppressed our own people and the world. She quoted a Frederick Douglas speech where Mr. Douglas said, “The 4th of July might be yours, but it’s not mine.”
This is sad. God, Bless America anyway.
BB NOTE: I was just going to put up the excerpt John Burwell refers to on the classic Moody Blues album, but thought, well - why not post the whole album for your General Convention 2012 listening pleasure? So - here it is, a great soundtrack in fact for General Convention: