Tuesday, March 16, 2010

"so basically, you're going to be a priest." - eliacin

I am going to save the world, according to This Book is Overdue: How Librarians and Cybrarians Can Save Us All.

That's kinda fun. I feel like the Nancy Pearl action figure needs a little makeover, though. If I'm going to save the world, I want a better costume.

A while ago I was hanging out with Eliacin, who is on his way to being a priest. When I told him what I was learning about,

(A Short Summary of Things we Talked About)

- making search engines as hospitable and welcoming as possible
-figuring out how to link the user who speaks English and wants a Korean website on Topic X, with the user who speaks Korean and wants an English website on Topic X.
-creating MEANINGFUL access for peeps all over, particularly those who don't have it
-etc.

he said, "so basically, you're going to be a priest. welcoming and gathering everyone in."

That stumped me for a minute and I've been thinking about it ever since. I mean, taking holy orders isn't really appealling. I'd have to stop saying fuck, for one thing.

I do think of where I'm headed as vocation, not in the priestly sense, but in the personal mission/calling sense. Not in the scary-evangelistic-missionary sense, just in the I-want-to-make-a-difference-sense of the word.

Anyay, that's what I've been thinking about these days.

2 comments:

Eliacin said...

wow you make me sound fucking smart.

Gretzky said...

You are fucking smart!!!