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Private Pleasures
Vampyres of Hollywood
Religio Duplex: How the Enlightenment Reinvented Egyptian Religion
Four: A Divergent Collection
Mighty Dads
Cuffed, Tied, and Satisfied: A Kinky Guide to the Best Sex Ever
Heatstroke: Nature in an Age of Global Warming
Big Little Man: In Search of My Asian Self
The Casual Vacancy
Midnight Crossroad
Play Him Again
Just My Typo: From
This Star Won't Go Out: The Life and Words of Esther Grace Earl
Reasons My Kid Is Crying
Christianophobia: A Faith Under Attack

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Sunday, January 22, 2012

Introducing, for the first time at Pagan Spirits, Stream of Consciousness Sunday

I stumbled across All.Things.Fadra the other day, and I thought Stream of Conscious Sunday - a prompt for five minutes of free writing - seemed like an interesting idea. I thought I'd try it at least once and see how it goes.

Today’s Writing Prompt: How did you spend your Sunday mornings growing up? What are some of your favorite memories?

When I was growing up, I had to go to church every Sunday morning. It wasn't typically something I enjoyed, except for the year I made my confirmation in the Catholic church, when I was an eighth grader. I went through a phase when I was convicted about my faith then. It didn't stick, though. This was shortly before I looked at the family tree in the front of the family bible and discovered that Mom and I were of Jewish descent. Being multicultural then made me question whether I could remain faithful to any one religion when, apparently, I was supposed to be given choices. It set me on the path to my current state of embracing parts of Christianity, Judaism, Hinduism and the Pagan Wheel of the Year with a "take what you need and leave the rest" attitude.

Before church, it was time for Sunday morning cartoons, and when I was a kid that meant Hanna Barbera. I think the Flintstones were part of the line-up, but that wasn't my favorite. I preferred Josie and the Pussycats, Jabber Jaw or the one with the cave people and their pet dinosaur - yeah, that sounds like the Flintstones too, but this one wasn't a comedy. I think it was actually set in the future. It looked like the moon was broken, which always freaked me out a little.

For the rules and the linky, please visit All.Things.Fadra.

Post-stream of consciousness, I looked it up: the show I'm talking about is called The Herculoids. It was produced from 1967-69, but all of the cartoons I watched as a kid on Sunday mornings in the '80s were already old reruns.


all.things.fadra said...

I have to admit that I was a *little* scared clicking over to your blog but since I'm 18+ (by a few years), I was brave. I love your Sunday mornings and I love that way you mentioned your view on "religion." Take what you need and leave the rest. I always classify myself as a Christian because it's easiest but really, I could start my own church.

And I do remember the Herculoids but I LOVED Josie and the Pussycats!

Erin O'Riordan said...

*Sigh* I'm not a porn site - really! I lament that my content warning scares people away, but apparently Google won't let me take it off. Some of my posts are racy.

Thank you for letting me hook up with the linky.

Julie said...

You are (at least) the 2nd person I've read that watched Sunday morning cartoons... and for the life of me, I cannot remember ever watching any. I guess that shows since I have *no* idea about this "Josie and the Pussycats" thing you and Fadra are raving about.

Erin O'Riordan said...

It's basically Scooby Doo, but with a snarky cat instead of a cowardly dog - and they're a rock band.