According to Christian mythologies, Jesus was killed (traditionally on a Friday) and then rose again on Sunday, having taken all of the world’s sins unto himself and thus giving humanity a chance to gain access into heaven. The band Brand New has a song that discusses those three days he was dead. The song’s name is “Jesus Christ” and it contains the lyrics: “So what did you do those three days you were dead, cause this problem’s gonna last more than the weekend.” How could someone solve all the world’s problems in one weekend. It’s going to take more than that.
My feelings behind the title More Than A Weekend are not theological at all. Instead, I am asking myself to recognize that nothing can be solved “in a weekend,” no matter how powerful you are, so I have to take the time to build trust, appreciate the beauty in the world and, while we’re waiting for this extended weekend to pass, find ways to solve the problems ourselves.
Born the oldest of five siblings in the beautiful Bay Area of California, I went to college in Washington state and fell in love with Seattle, where I now reside. I have left the country every year since 2002, and I have no desire to stop my traveling. Photography is one of my favorite hobbies, but I am seeking other life experiences including, but not limited to, music, film, art, video games, theatre, politics, history, and increasing amounts of writing.
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