Gratitude is the sign of noble souls ~ Aesop

Wake at dawn with a winged heart and give thanks for another day of loving ~ Kahlil Gabran

Joy delights in joy ~ William Shakespeare

Sunday, April 17, 2011

I love a parade

Today was palm Sunday and the church I went to (in the middle of town) had a tradition that just made me happy to be a part of -- there was an actual BAGPIPER outside the church, and to begin the service, everyone was given a palm to wave and we followed the bagpiper down the street and around the block in a processional. I felt both a bit embarrassed and somewhat dorky, but also also special walking along the street on a breezy and beautiful morning as the cars drove past watching the spectacle -- I felt like I was in a miniature parade. It's fun to step outside your comfort zone every now and then, and somehow it felt good to step outside the box of the church itself to take to the streets and claim my faith for all the Sunday morning shoppers to see. It felt awesome to be part of a small community where something like that was possible. Plus the bagpiper was just pretty darn cool:)


  1. Priceless. Was he wearing a kilt?

  2. I'm buying a kilt. You think I'm kidding but I'm not. And maybe a bagpipe. But for sure a kilt.

  3. Ha! Yes, Andy, he had a full kilt AND an awesome hat:)
    And Ryan, if you buy a kilt, I'm going to buy myself an authentic poncho. Always wanted one.