Happy Valentines Day!
Sunday, February 12, 2006
MDST is currently seeking submissions from people about What Modern Day Saint you think you are and why. Photo not necessary but would be an added bonus. Please send me an email with your answer to the question-- What Modern Day Saint are you-- and I just may post it!
Happy Valentines Day!
Happy Valentines Day!
Friday, February 10, 2006
We're sitting outside on one the loveliest days Sacramento has had to offer in weeks and Daniel is bursting with all kinds of ideas about creativity, art, music, spirituality and all at break-neck pace.
Daniel says he is the "Modern Day Saint of Power and Pride. In fact they are both my weakest and strongest characteristics. If I go out it's because I'm proud of something... If I stay home it's because my pride has been shaken... like when my expectations haven't been met... because I deserve that! I'm gonna get it! So when it doesn't work out I'm crushed. It's a tornado, a tidal wave. It's my life cycle. In Summer there is brightness, Fall the leaves fall off. In Winter, dead. Spring I come back!"
Saturday, February 04, 2006
I received this one via an unsigned email...
"I'm the modern day saint of self destruction!
I ruin my own life....can't blame anyone else when I don't get out of bed in the morning. I don't pay my taxes and I don't get any work done. Bad trait for the self employed. I don't answer the phone or respond promptly to emails. I can't pay my bills on time or send a thank you letter.....can't even get out the Christmas cards. I've got no health insurance.....not even car insurance! The world is my oyster but I can't open it."
Thursday, February 02, 2006
Tabatha, the Modern Day Saint of the Enthusiastic Muse is all about having her picture taken. From the moment you turn a camera on her you know she's a natural. Here is what she has to say about it... "It makes me feel sexy, exciting, interesting, fun, different, beautiful, artistic. I once heard on Top Model that what makes a model is how many poses they can do. I thought 'Oh, that would be no problem for me." So true about Tabatha-- the girl can pose-- and embodying the creations her mother Paula, the make-up artist, comes up with for extravagant photo sessions is incredible fun for her.
The tables have turned a tiny bit though now that Tabatha has recently given birth to her own beautiful baby girl, prompting her to take camera in hand to start shooting her own photos of her baby and family then creating photo albums. "It's the moment, the beauty of the person or the flower or whatever. If the picture is good it's an amazing thing to have".
Tuesday, January 31, 2006
"I'm the Modern Day Saint of Optimistic Pessimism or maybe a Cynical Romantic. I can't decide, I'm both! I know things are pretty well screwed up but I'm still enjoying it. I'm a hopeless romantic with a poetic soul but I also see things just as they are. I can't help but fall in love. I'm laughing at it lots of the time even when it's really ugly, and even when there's no hope. It's like 'What a ride, Can't we just have fun?' But then even when I'm hopeful I have that little dark angel cloud and I go 'Well, this is too good.' I still think there is this true love out there. Although intellectually I know better and at my age it's silly. I know life's shit but wasn't that a lovely meal?"
Wednesday, January 18, 2006
"If I were to consider myself saintly in any way, I would like to think of myself as the Modern Day Saint of Unconventional Motherhood. I do all the things my mother taught me I couldn't do, and all the things she said I can. There is something about motherhood that can naturally weigh a woman's spontaneous spirit down. I suppose that's just nature making sure we don't take our newborns bungie jumping. But it does more than that - it makes women wear dresses with smocks and speak only in sing-songy voices. It makes them watch Ricky Lake everyday and only order pink makeup from Avon.
Being a mother is more sacred and powerful to me than anything else, but I have fought the urge to get dumpy and stagnant and allowed that power to inspire me. I work hard to be what I was and then something more. I will not be defined as a "mom", I'm too complex and creative for that. I teach my children to be polite, though I am often vulgar. They learn to look both ways before crossing the street, and witness me blindly run through intersections. I don't talk to them about my sex life, but they will one day see me as a sexual creature, and I'm going to pull it off without making them want to throw-up.
I am a creative freak and a domestic guru. I bake cookies at noon and drink beer after bedtime. I dance like I look 16 and sing like it sounds good to everyone. I love my children like they are prophets and they are. They know so much more than I ever will and as their mother all I have to do is let them lead the way."
Sunday, January 15, 2006
"My mom and dad always said 'work hard and you'll get what you want'... and I'm still working. When I was a kid as long as I kept my grades up I could do anything I wanted. At one point I took guitar lessons, piano, vocals, karate, gymnastics, bowling and baseball-- all at the same time. I've been doing this my whole life."