Thursday, October 18, 2007
so i changed my googlebloggerorwhateveritis name. i am no longer revrin rick; now i am journeyingrick. there's a reason.
i honestly don't think of myself as a "reverend" - it's an antiquated term that echoes the separation between laity and clergy. when i started google/blogger some years ago, i used "revrin" because it was a way to deflate the self-importance of that term, to let readers and friends know that i don't take it seriously, and to remind myself.
but i don't even think of myself as a revrin anymore. i see myself as on a journey.
at first i thought, I don't want to use "journey" in my name - because it's not about the faith community i'm part of.
this moment, 6:55 a.m. on thursday, october 18th, 2007, in my Man Cave in my garage at my house in cedar park texas in the northern hemisphere of the western hemisphere of planet earth ... is only a moment in space and time, and it's only a part of my story, and The Story, and everything and all things are in this moment, and this moment is already over - it's 6:57 now - and everything is connected and who i am in this moment is very different from who i was a year ago or a decade ago or 40 years ago, and who knows what i will be a year from now, or five, or ten, or forty? and so everything i am is passing. and yet like a river i am always moving, always changing, and yet always myself.
i am many things, and one thing, and all things. you are, too. and ultimately there is no separation between you and me and all things seen and unseen.
i am journeying. and i am rick.