All The Ducks Are Swimming In The Water…

…fal-da-ral-da-ral-da, fal-da-ral-da-ral-da.

The guest I mentioned last week didn’t arrive – so I guess we still have that to look forward to. Watch this space.

Last week we welcomed James back after a prolonged absence, and tonight (along with James) Hannah and Laura re-joined us too.

We started the evening with a bit of a catch-up on news, etc, and a chance to chat about anything and everything that came to mind. We listened to some music – and for the first time my music was a bit of a hit. I decided to play something which would be good background music – but it turned out to be exactly the opposite. We were listening to Lemon Jelly and it was fairly inconspicuous, until “Nice weather for ducks” came on. Then everyone started to pay attention. Click the previous link to watch the video which is even more bizarre than the song. The Lemon Jelly website has some excellent artwork on it. In particular I enjoyed the Mushroom Nappy Giant and I absolultely love the psychodelic style of this wallpaper. Finally on the Lemon Jelly theme, check out the video for The Shouty Track and expect to see dancing like this at the wedding.

After the chill out time (and whilst waiting for Alex to arrive) we made good use of the WECC wireless network and broadband connection by watching Sunday’s episode of Top Gear which featured the Richard Hammond Jet Car Crash.

The main part of the evening took a total change of direction as we watched another Nooma – this time entitled “012 | Matthew“.

“Suffering the loss of someone we love can be the most difficult thing in life to deal with. One moment we have them and the next they’re gone. What are we supposed to do? How are we supposed to feel? The truth is, there’s no certain way we’re ‘supposed’ to feel. Whatever we’re feeling, it’s okay. It’s okay to feel shock, anger, denial or whatever we may feel. It’s okay. And if we don’t feel anything at all, that’s okay too. It’s okay to have no answers and no explanations. Because sometimes all the reasoning and comforting words in the world just isn’t what we need. What might help us however is to understand how Jesus dealt with this kind of loss.” – nooma.com

It was a difficult subject to deal with, but everyone was sensitive to each other’s situation. A number of people were upset, but as we discussed, that’s a healthy response.

Next week: Tim will be organising “Finger/Vegetable Painting” with Steph’s help, and Steph will also be leading devotions.

Advance notice: February 14th – Valentines Day – come to Amicus for a special evening of Fancy Dress Speed-Dating. Invent your own character and dress up accordingly, then be “in character” for an evening of speed-dating. See Ali for details…

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