Monday, September 17, 2007

Potter Ponderings

I'm listening to Harry Potter, have been lots. I'm at the end of the “Half-blood Prince”, with only a few hours left. I'm struck by how Rowling reflects the sinful nature of man so well.

One aspect is that Harry is so sure he is right, and doesn't trust Dumbledore. How often we are so certain of our ideas, that we really know the whole story. How often we refuse to trust someone who has shown themselves as trust worthy, someone who by age or station probably knows so much more. Rowling seems to be establishing Dumbledore as a 'almost-all-knowing” kind of character, who cares for those beneath him, almost God-like. With that thought in mind, I realized that often it is probably God who we don't trust. He who truly knows all, and loves us completely. How often are we like Harry, thinking we know enough to be righteous in our anger when we don't know all the perspectives.

Just a few random thoughts from an amateur philosopher.

Friday, September 14, 2007

Travel Plans

Whittier, CA – This fall is turning out to be a busy travel season for Pete and Rachael Younger, of Whittier, CA. “For some reason, all the single people we know decided to get married between Aug and Dec of 2007!” said Mrs. Younger, late last night after talking with her father about his wedding next weekend.

In August 2007, they were able to attend Andrew and Carla Braine's wedding, which took place in La Mirada, CA, in Biola's Calvary Chapel. “It was just beautiful, though it was one of the longest protestant wedding services I've ever been to.” states Mrs. Younger.
For Labor Day weekend, Mr. and Mrs. Younger traveled to Washington, DC to attend the wedding of their best man, Tim Luepke, who married Dawn Petchell, in DC on Sept 3, 2007. Mr. Younger said of the weekend, “it was successful, they are now married.”

The Younger's have three more weddings to attend this fall and one they will be forced to miss due to distance. First, the Younger's will travel to Lubbock, Texas the weekend of Sept 21, to attend the wedding of Mrs. Younger's father to Lorelei Geer, also of Lubbock, Texas. They will be married at the Wood Ranch just south of Lubbock the morning of Sept 22. In October, the Younger's plan to drive back to Lubbock, Tx to attend the wedding of Mrs. Younger's sister, Emily to Chris Brown, of Austin, Tx. “How can I miss my Dad's wedding? I'm my sister's matron of honor, I have to go!” said Mrs. Younger.

Christmas will take the Youngers to Wisconsin, to spend the holidays with Mr. Younger's parents, but the New Year will take them to PA, to attend the third, and final wedding of the year. Good friend Katy Salinas will marry Matt Smith on Dec 30, 2007, and the Younger's plan on being in attendance. With plans to spend New Year's Eve in the PA area, they will fly back to the Los Angeles area on New Year's Day, and, hopefully, will have the spring to spend staying at home.