Monday, April 20, 2009

The perfect night.

Okay, so in my eternal state of procrastination I left my house tonight to go "study" at Barnes for a "change of scenery".  Yeah, right-I knew exactly what I was doing when I left.  Before I reached Barnes (which was a bad idea from the start, because all I ever do there is sit on the floor in front of the bookcases and thumb through books for hours) my trip turned into a swing by Best Buy and Hastings to pick up some new vinyl for my record player.  I finally made it to B&N, made a once-over of their music section to look for more LPs, and headed over to the other side of the store to see if there was anything new and good in my favorite section.  Immediately I saw Brennan Manning's newest book, The Furious Longing of God, grabbed it, and headed for one of those comfy (but not perfect because you are constantly thinking of how many people have been laying all over them today alone) chairs and settled in.  
Happiness set in for the next couple hours: 

Curled up in a cozy, well-worn chair wearing enormous soundproof headphones listening to a great playlist made by my bestie, and getting lost in this book until I heard, "Attention customers, Barnes & Noble will be closing in 15 minutes.  Please make your way to the front to make your purchases."  

Unfortunately for me, I ended up shelling out $16.99+tax for this little gem.  The good news is, now I can change into the best sweatpants ever (thanks, K-Life board families) and continue this readingfest in the study of my precious little house that I only have for three more weeks.  

Anyway, go get this book.  I mean it.  I'm probably going to finish it tonight.  My favorite thing is that he's quoted Song of Songs 2:10-13 about five times so far and I'm loving it:

Come then, my beloved
My lovely one, come.

For see, winter is past,
The rains are over and gone.

Flowers are appearing on the earth.
The season of glad songs has come.

The cooing of the turtledove
Is heard in our land.

The fig tree is forming its first figs
And the blossoming vines give out
Their fragrance.

Come then, my beloved,
My lovely one, come.

Every time he quotes it he explains it's use a different way.  It's incredible.  Go buy it.

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