Thursday, June 29, 2006

"then will burnt Ryvita be offered on your altar"

I am back home, and, along with my compadre Christian Bugslag from Victoria, I look like I have a mild case of leprosy. But, I do not... just some rather unromantic mosquito bites earned from being a part of the inaugural group of twelve. Anyone have any folk remedies? As soon as I can figure it out, I'll post the video of the snowball fight on top of Battle Mountain. Until then, dave pasivirta, Muryn, and Mira have some photos on their sites, that evoke some of the spirit of the week. Those Opus Dei guys have nothing on you, Dave!
In the words of a beloved Nazarene hymn, the Group of Twelve journey was "joy unspeakable and full of glory."

The refrain of that hymn is:"Joy unspeakable and full of glory, full of glory, full of glory...Joy unspeakable and full of glory, full of glory, full of glory...Oh, the half has never yet been told."
To paraphrase St. Peter, "It was good to be there." And it's also good to be home. Krista and I are enjoying having Gabe with us a little while, and we're all heading out to the Wilco show in a short while. And to quote them, "there's no love as random as God's love..." That's all for now.


Blogger Matthew Francis said...

Thanks for this picture, Muryn!

4:40 PM  
Blogger The Pleasant Peasant said...

Hahahahahahahahahaha. Oh, the Ryvita.

5:23 PM  
Blogger kimberley said...

you're awesome matt. enjoy being home.

12:22 AM  
Blogger Mira-cle said...

Yah, it's amazing! David has a great shot of the Riveta burning, on his flikr!

1:50 AM  
Blogger cyrilla said...

Folk Remedies: Try melaleuca oil (tea tree oil), i've also heard that rubbing raw onion on bee stings works so it may work for your bites too!

2:22 PM  
Blogger Krista said...

yeah, tea tree oil may be one to try.....but I'm not so sure I want to sleep next to an onion man :) I have helped to slab many a calamine lotion as well as gold bond medicated stuff and/or polysporin on my poor husband thusfar....we have not yet tried, but baking soda may work too. It must be that leprosy that those bears are spreading around out in the looks like leprosy anyways.. :)

8:55 PM  
Blogger pasivirta said...

such a blessing to hang with you matthew! and all the edmontonians too. we are at kurt and vic's now, wishing you folks were here.

thanks for capturing some of the exciting moments of our trip, joy unexpressable is a perfect way to express that we just can't.

full of beauty.

peace friend,

1:09 AM  
Blogger myn said...

RYVITA!!! i will never walk through the cracker isle again without thinking of the great food purge of 06

thanks for being you Matthew! it was a fabulous week...

9:06 PM  

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