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Perhaps you are new to reading blogs. This is my first time posting one. Never before have I blogged, tweeted or had a Facebook account. Frankly, I’m a little old fashioned about these things and proudly so. But to me, this opportunity feels a little different. Here’s why:

 

The Trinity website in general and this blog in particular can extend our community beyond the walls of the church building. The more connected we are to others at Trinity, the more doors open in each of our lives. Our understanding of each other broadens. We are more unified.

So this space belongs to all of us. Hopefully you will find something here that makes you want to respond. It’s really easy to post a comment. You don’t need any special expertise or authority to do so.

Ok, here we go…!

 

A Joyful Noise

Have you ever been to Festifools?

Well I hadn’t until this past Sunday. For those who haven’t heard of it, Festifools is a very silly, boisterous parade on Main Street every April fool’s Sunday. This was the fifth annual celebration of the event.

The tall, gangly papier mache puppets are the stars of the show, attended by costumed or wigged beings of every age. Accompanying the puppets and characters is a terrific throng of musicians, including percussionists battering overturned plastic buckets.

Earlier on Sunday afternoon I was dubious that there would be much of a turnout this year due to the foul weather. How WRONG I was! I couldn’t believe the number of poncho-clad, umbrella-toting folks lining both sides of the street.

FestiFools

And then it began. Cheers and whoops went up from all sides as everyone—puppets, marchers, musicians and even reveling canines among the onlookers—got drenched in the rain. Back and forth they went for a two-block stretch over and over again so that everyone got a really good look at everything. The joyous racket continued throughout.  It was ridiculous and utterly spectacular.

At once I was reminded of a Who-ville style celebration, despite the Grinch stealing the fine weather of last year's parade.  I found myself feeling deeply grateful to live in a town where playfulness is celebrated with exuberance especially in the rain.

'So he paused. And the Grinch put a hand to his ear.
And he did hear a sound rising over the snow.
It started in low. Then it started to grow…
But the sound wasn’t sad! Why, this sound sounded merry!
It couldn’t be so!  But it WAS merry!  VERY!’   --Dr Suess

Was there a moment this week when you felt suddenly grateful for something?  Please share it with us here. We’d love to hear it!

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Posted by Lori Carey on
I am grateful for the beginning of this member's blog! Thanks Victoria for starting our conversation. Also I was grateful at the wonderful turn out for noon worship and luncheon on Weds., Spring Break notwithstanding. It has been a Lent rich with worship and fellowship.
Posted by Anne Baird on
I was grateful as i walked around the yard this week to see the first daffodils starting to open.
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