Koji Tsutsui Architect & Associates - Industrial Designer House - Tokyo, Japan 2007. Photo (C)Masao Nishikawa
I am David. Adulterer. Upon my skin The Scarlett Letter seared.
I am Moses. Stutterer. Doubting the One who deafens and opens ears.
I am Saul. Persecutor. Stephen’s blood dried on the tail of my robe.
I am Samson. Defeated. Betrayed by Delilah, now blinded and alone.
I am Adam. Failure….
It seemed ambitious for a newlywed couple who builds their evenings and weekends around whatever show they are marathoning through and their recently purchased IKEA sofa … but Chris and I are now a month into our Lenten commitment to give up T.V. And not only has it been surprisingly easy, it’s been incredibly revealing about my life, relationships, free time, discipline, health, rest. There are obviously more spiritual lessons at work here, but for now, here are a few of my practical reasons why sacrificing T.V. is awesome and well worth the effort at any time of year:
Marina Abramovic meets Ulay
“Marina Abramovic and Ulay started an intense love story in the 70s, performing art out of the van they lived in. When they felt the relationship had run its course, they decided to walk the Great Wall of China, each from one end, meeting for one last big hug in the middle and never seeing each other again. at her 2010 MoMa retrospective Marina performed ‘The Artist Is Present’ as part of the show, a minute of silence with each stranger who sat in front of her. Ulay arrived without her knowing it and this is what happened.”