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Sep. 24th, 2015 12:11 pm
liv: cup of tea with text from HHGttG (teeeeea)
[personal profile] liv
I wasn't visibly bisexual on the internet yesterday, and I didn't read any novels or tell the internet about them because it was Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement. So I was in synagogue all day, or more precisely, I was in the pulpit all day, and that is too much, one person should never do the whole of Yom Kippur single-handed, but anyway, I did it, and I still just about had a voice and the ability to stand by the end.

I've done that thing where I get out of the habit of posting, and I feel like I have to start again with something significant, indeed I have a couple of long thinky posts half composed in my head. But that always ends up just blocking me; it'll probably happen that something else will catch my attention and I'll never get round to posting the thinky stuff that's been in my mind lately.

I know I'm not the only one in this situation, so let me take the opportunity to start up a game that worked well in the past:
When you see this post, feel encouraged to post something in your journal. Short or long, trivial or profound, it doesn't matter, just something. And if you like, you can pass on the token by copying this notice at the bottom of your post.

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Date: 2015-09-24 11:37 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] princessofgeeks
Great to hear from you. And congratulations on performing the service!

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Date: 2015-09-24 12:02 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] alexseanchai
All day? I am impressed.

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Date: 2015-09-24 01:05 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] alexseanchai

Nod, yes. Still impressive that you made it through.

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Date: 2015-09-24 04:12 pm (UTC)
davidgillon: A pair of crutches, hanging from coat hooks, reflected in a mirror (Default)
From: [personal profile] davidgillon
Ouch, that would be a long day just curled up working on your own, to do all that time standing in a pulpit, wow!

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Date: 2015-09-24 11:48 pm (UTC)
davidgillon: A pair of crutches, hanging from coat hooks, reflected in a mirror (Default)
From: [personal profile] davidgillon
Well, to be fair plenty of people have regular jobs that involve being on their feet for six hours with a break in the middle

True, but there's that extra performing element to leading a service, and six hours on stage is a lot!

if not, I guess I'll set an example by sitting down to lead.

Good plan. I mostly gave up on Mass, too much sitting on grossly inappropriate pews, but when I do go I sit even through the standing sections.

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Date: 2015-09-25 03:51 pm (UTC)
From: [personal profile] ewt
Oddly I usually find chairs in churches much, much worse for my joints than pews. When there are chairs I end up standing longer because sitting hurts more.

Several bits of the rubrics at St Andrew's say things like "we sit, stand or kneel for the prayers" which is helpful.

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Date: 2015-09-25 09:50 pm (UTC)
davidgillon: A pair of crutches, hanging from coat hooks, reflected in a mirror (Default)
From: [personal profile] davidgillon
My parish church up in Durham puts bucket seats down the side of the aisles, which at least gives some variation, but they're not ideal for me either. Of course I'm something of a worst case where seating goes.

And a good attitude goes a long way. If nothing else it's a sound foundation to build on.

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Date: 2015-09-24 02:54 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] lomedet
*fist-bump of solo-leading YK solidarity* This morning, there is not enough coffee in the world.

And thank you for the encouragement to post in my own (sadly-neglected) journal! I will take you up on it as soon as I get back from the fellowship interview I foolishly scheduled for today.

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Date: 2015-09-24 04:05 pm (UTC)
seekingferret: Photo of me with my 2012 Purim beard, with stripes shaven into it. (Default)
From: [personal profile] seekingferret
Solo leading Yom Kippur services? You have my admiration and sympathy. Me, I just put my Yom Kippur on difficult mode by walking 7 miles over the course of the holiday.

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Date: 2015-09-24 05:03 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] ceb
Oof! That sounds like hard work.

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Date: 2015-09-24 06:11 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] angelofthenorth
Cuddles. Sounds exhausting - I thought the rites of good Friday were hard enough. Much love and sympathy and admiration.

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Date: 2015-09-24 06:57 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] jesse_the_k
Congrats from a reprobate Jew who's never been inside a temple on Yom Kippur, but admires your stamina anyway. And thanks for the prompt.

Shorter is better than none, and any response is better than silence.

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Date: 2015-09-25 03:10 am (UTC)
silveradept: A kodama with a trombone. The trombone is playing music, even though it is held in a rest position (Default)
From: [personal profile] silveradept
Congratulations on surviving the long session of prayer.

It being a day of atonement, is there a proper saying or blessing for the day / year upcoming, something like "May The Being Represented By The Tetragrammaton find your sacrifices sufficient to grant forgiveness"?

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Date: 2015-09-25 01:36 pm (UTC)
silveradept: A head shot of Firefox-ko, a kitsune representation of Mozilla's browser, with a stern, taking-no-crap look on her face. (Firefox-ko)
From: [personal profile] silveradept
Ah. When your background is Christian and your culture saturated with it, the directly theological tends toward the default for blessings and curses.

A good conclusion and a good seal, then.

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Date: 2015-09-25 10:23 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] sfred
I like reading your posts whatever their weight.

Well done on the all-day service: that sounds exhausting.

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Date: 2015-09-25 03:59 pm (UTC)
From: [personal profile] ewt
Well done on service-leading. I think I did something like 9 hours of playing and 4 hours of cantoring plainchant during the hymnathon, but I wasn't fasting or preaching!

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