Tuesday, June 24, 2008

spt

stars and/or stripes forever

the star i chose for this week is a symbol of one of those truths we hold to be self-evident; one of those rights that i, as many other americans, take for granted: our right of religious freedom.

here i am in my favorite tee shirt (the purchase of which was copied from not one, but two, of my sisters.) in addition to the star of David, there are six other religious symbols displayed in harmony. i'm sad to say that when i purchased this shirt, i didn't know what all of them were! (do you?)

i grew up in New York and Maryland, two places that are much more religiously diverse than the southeastern coast where i now reside. and certainly, the blogosphere has become a place where i have been able to explore and learn even more about my friends and their faiths. and while i know much about my own, and still little about all of the others, i love that i live in a country where it is safe to explore, lurk and learn from so many. do you identify with one of these symbols?

of course, i couldn't resist doing the stripes, too, and i must nod to that other right that i hold so dear:


the right to perform shamelessly in local community theatre productions!!

27 comments:

Alisa said...

Cant wait to see your perfect photo!
Mine came together unbelievably last night!
Once again- I loved having a month of themes!

Jennifer H said...

Another great month Lelly. You've totally rocked the monthly ideas!
I'll keep checking back to see yours (and everyone else')

Amy said...

You know the drill, Lelly.....
get your thinkin' cap on for July....and August.....and September.....and....

Chris said...

Can't wait to see your post. Still have to do mine. :-) Last weeks too. OOPS.

Rebekah said...

i seem to remember that you've got tons of great americana around your house. if worst comes to worst you can go that route, like some of us did :).

Rhonda said...

I finally DID IT and am so glad I have the perfect SPT! At least I finally figured this camera out and was able to do the SPT today.

I love this!

Good job Lelly!

mommy nurse said...

Hi Lelly,
I have been reading your blog for a while and decided to make it official. Thanks for making me think about taking more pictures! I will start today.

Alisa said...

you did it! You pulled it together.
I too am so grateful for our religious freedom. The freedom to believe in what I want, and to let others do the same. That we don't all have to believe the same thing.

Alisha said...

Great shirt! I love it. Cute hat, too. Cat in the Hat stripes?

Sarah said...

That shirt is great. Sadly I don't know all of the symbols. I grew up somewhere that was not religiously diverse at all. Now I live somewhere that is, and am truly grateful for it. We are very blessed to have religious freedom in this country.

Bren's Life said...

I love the shirt.. I am so thankful to be able to worship as I wish..
Can't wait to see what July has in store for us.

michelle said...

I don't recognize all of those symbols! But I certainly am thankful for religious freedoms... and one of these days I am gonna get caught up (or at least back on board!) with spt.

April said...

Worshipping is truly one of the greatest blessings of this land. Amen to that! And I LOVE the hat, you crazy cat!

Rebekah said...

i love that t-shirt! i remember the first time i saw that as a bumper sticker and i purposefully followed the car so i could try to decipher all the signs. i have to admit that the 'e' and the 'i' still elude me.

Laurie said...

Great interpretation for this challenge! It's perfect.

I'm still mulling mine over, and will post soon. Although my SPT's rarely include a photo of me I like having a clever subject for a post.

Barb said...

Cat in the Hat stripes - of course!
And I love the t-shirt. I took a world religions course in college and it is still my favorite class I ever took.

Windy said...

Better late than never, right?!

I can't imagine living in a place where I couldn't choose how to worship or how to spend my free time. I feel so blessed to live in this great country!

Courtney said...

awesome lelly! I love the religious symbols and I am so grateful we have that freedom to believe and worship how, where, and what we may!

Amy said...

Lelly...love the t shirt! MUST.HAVE.ONE.

Chris said...

Great post! I have to admit I don't know all of the symbols. I will find them now though. I do recognize the majority of them. Great freedom. Good luck with Cat in the Hat!

Mandi said...

I loved your post, and I can say that I recognise about 4 of the symbols on your shirt, but I think you should write a post telling us all from left to right what the symbols are and what they represent - I would love to know the ones I dont recognise.

Thanks for a great read!!

Marie said...

That is a great shirt. But, no I don't know all of the symbols. Are the all religions? I thought one of them was just the sign for male and female. Is it religious too?

Great take on the day.

Jill said...

I've never seen some of those symbols before and never seen them all together on a shirt like that. Very interesting.

Amanda :-) said...

Clever t-shirt! Hello, by the way!

You're still looking glowing. Just had to let you know that Erin's still walking around saying 'When I marry Jack Erikson...'

Yipes! You know you'd all have to come over here for the wedding? Traditional to get married at the bride's church, yes? haha

Megan said...

Ditto to everything. And do you plan on filling us in on the meaning of all the symbols, I don't know them all myself either.

Hannah said...

Your shirt is so awesome! I don't recognize two of them- doing a google search now!

carlo said...

must have more info on the cat in the hat!!