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Random quote of the day:

“I also think drag is part of everyone, but in the way that it is queer, I think it represents a sacrament. Of course, some people use drag to be disrespectful; I don’t think that this is any different from other ways that people are disrespectful with and through sacraments. I guess, also, I should say that what I mean by sacrament is specifically an outward expression of inward grace.”

—Rev. Theresa Ines Soto, quoted by Rev. Caitlin S. Cotter, “Sun in Drag” Sermon, June 18, 2017

Disclaimer: The views expressed in this random quote of the day do not necessarily reflect the views of the poster, her immediate family, Desus and Mero, Beyoncé, or the Marine Corps Marching Band. They do, however, sometimes reflect the views of the Cottingley Fairies.

Random quote of the day:

“The performance art of drag is a sacrament, performed in the spaces that have been sanctuaries to so many—Gay nightclubs and bars….Drag is about our shifting fluid selves and about expressing something within ourselves that is true and holy and important.”

—Rev. Caitlin S. Cotter, “Sun in Drag” Sermon, June 18, 2017, Unitarian Society of Santa Barbara

Disclaimer: The views expressed in this random quote of the day do not necessarily reflect the views of the poster, her immediate family, Desus and Mero, Beyoncé, or the Marine Corps Marching Band. They do, however, sometimes reflect the views of the Cottingley Fairies.

You are the Sun in drag.
You are God hiding from yourself.
Remove all the ‘mine’ – that is the veil.
Why ever worry about anything?
Listen to what your friend Hafiz
Knows for certain:
The appearance of this world
Is a Magi’s brilliant trick, though its affairs are
Nothing into nothing. You are a divine elephant with amnesia
Trying to live in an ant
Hole.
Sweetheart, O sweetheart
You are God in Drag!

—Hafiz
(translated by Daniel James Ladinsky, The Gift: Poems by the Great Sufi Master)*

**I have subsequently learned that this book is “fake” Hafiz. Ladinsky claims to be “channeling” Hafiz from his dreams. So take that for what it’s worth.