Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Reverend Mother

Some discussion of late on other RevGal blogs about PKs... Kathryn started the latest discussion here... Like many female pastors, my daughters occasionally refer to me as "Reverend Mother" and having read Dune, it always makes me chuckle...

For the un-read, here's why... The Princess Irulan writes (via epigraph) in the original novel Dune:

Thus spoke St. Alia-of-the-Knife: "The Reverend Mother must combine the seductive wiles of a courtesan with the untouchable majesty of a virgin goddess, holding these attributes in tension so long as the powers of her youth endure. For when youth and beauty have gone, she will find that the place-between, once occupied by tension, has become a wellspring of cunning and resourcefulness."
— from "Muad'Dib, Family Commentaries" by the Princess Irulan
SO there you are...

Slightly less serious than your average pastor...
And deep in the "wellspring"


Presbyterian Gal said...

*whew* Good thing this is just blogging and not livechat so's you can't used that voice thingie on me!!!

Lisa Laree said...

LOL at the 'voice thingie'!

Dune is a frequent re-read for me! Lots of interesting levels in that book.

Sigh. I suppose this will start me ruminating over bits and pieces and I'll have to reread it again soon.... ;)

Deb said...

I haven't re-read Dune in a while myself. Hmmmm summer reading when I "only" have 2 classes???