vagrants, lovers, and thieves

A wanderer with no home. A person in love with another. One who steals without open force. These are the definitions of these words. Vagrants. Lovers. Thieves. At the core they are all people.  And in the artist they are all embodied. The drift one takes for creativity is a wandering. When it is found [...]

A wanderer with no home.

A person in love with another.
One who steals without open force.

These are the definitions of these words.
Vagrants.
Lovers.
Thieves.

At the core they are all people.  And in the artist they are all embodied.
The drift one takes for creativity is a wandering.
When it is found it is loved.
And often the greatest question is what we may be willing to steal.

As we approach our weekend together at A Certain Place we believe it is can only assist our time to frame it with some overarching story.  For this year, we have chosen these three simple words…

Vagrants.
Lovers.
Thieves.

Over the course of our time we will journey into these words and their relationship to the creative person.

What do they speak to us of being created in the image of the Great Creator?
What do they call us away from and call us toward?
What do they whisper in the face of pain, often at the hands of our faith community?

And we have a request for you:

In light of this arching story–whatever it may speak to you–begin crafting something to offer to our time together.  Whatever it may be, and in whatever medium you choose, our hope is to share our creations together.

Perhaps a song.
Or a story.
Something written or performed.
Something original or a work of art that shapes your story.

Really, it doesn’t matter.  But we do want to come with this theme already weighing in our hearts and minds, and we believe this practice of bringing something will further the power of this weekend in A Certain Place.