I get the urge to travel a lot. This morning I was thinking about travel, and I asked myself where I would go if I had a week to kill and enough money to go anywhere in the continental US. Surprisingly, I drew a blank. So question one is:
If you could go anywhere in the US for a week, where would you go? What would you do?
Second topic. When I was a Christian and I got a hankering for a musically-assisted ecstatic experience, I knew what to do. Just look up the nearest charismatic or pentacostal-style church (or messianic synagogue, which tend to be strongly influenced by the charismatic movement). Now that my spirituality is more… ambiguous, I’m at a loss. Certain bands have a spiritual element in their music, but the purpose of a rock&roll show is primarily to entertain, not to edify. And how often does U2 come to town, anyway? So question two is:
Who else besides the Christians is making modern music for the explicit purpose of facilitating a spiritual experience? I know Krishna Das does something like this. Anyone else?
When you have the desire to get your hands dirty doing something for your fellow man (woman, child, llama…), where do you go and what do you do?