For those who are unaware or unfamiliar, today is Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish new year! ✡️ This year is 5780 in the Hebrew calendar. 🧓
Tradition on Rosh Hashanah is to eat round foods, like 🍎 or 🥚, which symbolize life, and sweet foods, like those dipped in 🍯, which symbolize the hope for a sweet year!
Things you can say to wish people a happy new year: Shanah Tovah (lit. "A good year"), "chag sameach" ("happy holiday"), or just "happy new year"!
A sweet year and a long life, friends!
Oh, I never pinned an #introduction!
Hi! I'm mostly here for conversations, reflections, and geekery around subjects that catch my fancy. Recently that orbits technology (esp #Python, data services, networks), music (writ large), languages (esp ancient Greek), autism, and general silliness. Structural protection for the marginalized is close to my heart, but I've learned I need to engage gently to stay healthy. I try to keep shitposting to a minimum.
I co-administer #signsandcodes.
basic etiquette when interacting with trans people, a guide
* call someone by the name and pronouns they tell you. this one is obvious
* don't compliment a trans person on features commonly associated with their assigned gender at birth. some people are cool with it, but generally speaking a trans woman probably won't take "wow your voice is so deep!" as a compliment.
* don't be weird at trans people? this feels like it should be obvious but people fuck it up so it's on the list
@Heath yeah, it is useful! But you need to make sure to change it back before you send it off somewhere. I sent a draft for revision and the editor got very confused when they highlighted text and it disappeared haha
Hey Liturgists fam - our little corner of the fediverse is apparently pretty hoppin! on the site https://instances.social, we are 52/5200 (top 1%!) in terms of number of users (3084), but 199/5200 in terms of toots - I guess that means we are less chatty than average. Thank you @mike for setting this up, and giving us an alternative to the Zuckerberg/Dorsey dystopian vision of social media. Good to be here with all of you!
@sjcw I don't know if I could pick a "favorite," but there are several songs that caused genuine emotional reactions the first time I listened to them: "Heart," "Two," "Three" (I test most strongly as a 2w3), "Seven," "Six" (I've also tested as 7w6). I also like all of the senses songs, especially "Sight."
@WolfDreamer I'll admit, when I first heard the type 4 and 5 songs, I disliked them. But I've made a habit of giving music like that time and coming back to it (I did the same with Bon Iver's 22 a Million, awesome album) and they've really grown on me!
I think the fact I identify with those types made me more critical, and since they were more fluid, non-standard formed songs (not verse pre-chorus chorus etc) made me a bit averse.
Do you have a favourite from Atlas Year 2?
@RobertFrancis I bought a subscription to the album a couple years ago, so I get early access to it. I forgot about that part! I guess this is a spoiler of sorts haha. I don't know if you can buy a subscription now, since the album is almost finished
#TheLiturgists episode 100
I'm so glad good exciting things are happening. I'm so glad you've found new revenue streams and interesting, challenging paths ahead.
All the love 🙏💚
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"One day as I was about to step on a dry leaf, I saw the leaf in the ultimate dimension. I saw that it was not really dead, but that it was merging with the moist soil in order to appear on the tree the following spring in another form. I smiled at the leaf and said, “You are pretending.” Everything is pretending to be born and pretending to die, including that leaf."
- Thich Nhat Hanh
Australian Linguistic Honours student
I love narratives and ancient wonders
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