Star Wars, a Minivan, and Shel Silverstein

What do Star Wars, a minivan, and Shel Silverstein have in common?

It sounds a little bit like the start of a bad joke (like one of the “jokes” my four-year-tries to tell), but these things all played a role in this week’s photos for the UU Lenten Photo Practice. As I mentioned last week, I don’t observe Lent in the traditional sense, but I love the sense of reflection and contemplation that this time of year provides. So when I heard about a word-a-day photo practice that a fellow UU came up with, I was intrigued to say the least. The practice has definitely lived up to its goal of facilitating a sense of reflection as I find myself paying closer attention to just about everything. And even my kids are getting to the daily practice now, contributing a photo or two.

Here is a recap of my photos from the past week. You can view the photos of others here.

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Connection UULent
Day 1: Connection

Connecting over homework and Star Wars stickers.

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Worship UULent
Day 2: Worship

An altar amidst the snow.

“There are a thousand ways to kneel and kiss the ground.”
— Rumi

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Listen UULent
Day 3: Listen

“The first duty of love is to listen.” – Paul Tillich
Lots of our listening goes on in the car – listening to stories about school and friends, listening to music, and, of course, listening to brothers fight and bicker.

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Day 4: Feel
Day 4: Feel

Best leg warmers ever.

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Day 5: Struggle

Some buds struggling to break through on the tree outside our house. A sign that winter might actually come to an end sometime soon?

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think UUlent
Day 6: Think

“If you’re a dreamer, come in!”

You can always count on the words of Shel Silverstein to get you thinking in wild and wonderful ways.

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laugh UULent
Day 7: Laugh

  A photo that Jackson took of me laughing at Teddy’s “knock-knock” joke. While I’m not a huge fan of the photo, I love that Jack wants to be involved with my photo practice and that it captures a moment of silliness amidst all the shuffling to and fro throughout the day.

Next week: Trust, Grow, Hospitality, Generosity, Heal, Compassion, and Curiosity

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