Holy Saturday: Joy, Lion, and DAMN. 

Today is Holy Saturday, the end of the day in the Christian tradition when the Easter Vigil is held in many churches, celebrating the resurrection of Jesus. Like that, but not really, I am arising again here on the blog after a five-day absence and not the three days Jesus laid in the grave and descended into Hell (referred to as the Harrowing of Hell). Nope, the analogy continues to break down as I didn’t die and didn’t have a harrowing week. So yeah, like that, but not really, sooooooo…

29496453…anyway, I’m back and I am in the midst of celebrating a four-day weekend that started Friday and ends Monday. On Friday, I continued reading The Book of Joy: Lasting Happiness in a Changing World by the Dalai Lama, Desmond Tutu, and Douglas C. Abrams and probably will be continuing to read that today. Tomorrow, my wife and I are going to my parents’ for Easter, and on Monday, we have nothing planned. I probably will look for my next book via Overdrive from the Free Library of Philadelphia, but beyond that, nothing on the radar.

Since I didn’t write posts on what we’re watching and what I’m listening to, I will recap that here this week.

What we’re watching

…or what we have watched. This past week, Kim and I watched two movies, the first of which we can’t recommend enough:

Just see it.

The second one, well, we can’t recommend, period. I won’t put up the trailer, but will put the Honest Trailer from Screen Junkies instead:

We really, really wanted to like it, but we just couldn’t and not because of the new all-female crew of the Ghostbusters.  We like these actresses, or at least some of them, but they were completely wasted with this script. Bottom line: ugh!!!!! (The fifth exclamation point is for Chris Hemsworth, sadly.)

What I’m listening to

THIS:


So what’s good that you have been reading, watching, and/or listening to? 

10 thoughts on “Holy Saturday: Joy, Lion, and DAMN. 

  1. This is so random of me to comment but I have to tell you that I just came across your blog and that I love it! Honestly, you have a lovely website here and I am so happy I have discovered it! I am going to follow you so I can keep up to date with all of your posts. Keep up the great work!

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      1. Aww you are so welcome! You have a wonderful blog. Do you have Twitter or Instagram? I just made accounts and would love to follow you! And no problem at all that happens to me too sometimes ! Glad you saw it now (:

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  2. I hope you enjoy your Sunday and Monday! I am really anxious to get your opinions on the Joy book. I don’t think I have seen it reviewed. While I know you do not do reviews anymore, I still hope you will share your thoughts about it.

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    1. I just finished it and I will more fully in a future post. In the meantime, though, I can tell you that it has some specific meditation practices at the end that you might find useful in your own meditation goals.

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