A Restful Place

The "Faith and Practice: Freedom Friends Church" now has our final seal of approval. Peggy, Alivia, and I met downtown at the print shop during my lunch break choosing the color for the title on the cover and looking through the book. Peggy and I told our meeting yesterday if they find any errors, not to tell us for a few weeks. Let us enjoy a job well done and let us think we did it well before we have to come face to face once again with our own imperfections. The book will be ready by Thursday. I am thinking a beer or cold glass of red wine is in order.

Meanwhile, throughout all this editing, photography, and such, I long to write poetry again. I am a dehydrated woman plodding in the desert looking for that long await oasis of words. I have a "Poetry as Spiritual Practice" book checked out of the library at the moment and am reading through it. The exercises start tomorrow.

But first, now that the Faith and Practice is done, I need to turn my attention to the Quaker Youth Book Project and ALL that entails (which is A LOT), doing my taxes, and working on another set of submissions for a book being published here in the West. Oh yeah, and there is that job thing too.

Wednesday I am driving out to Mount Angel Abby, giving Sr. Antoinette a hug, and settling into her rocking chair for a blissful hour to enjoy her company. I love my time out at the Abby. I met Sr. Antoinette when my own spiritual director needed to size down her practice for a time. Sr. Antoinette had been her director and she recommended I go see her. Even after my director opened her practice back up, I continued to see Sr. Antoinette just "to say hi". My director doesn't see directees anymore, so these visits with my other spiritual mentors have become even more precious to me. She is a delightful woman with so much wisdom and we get along very well. I should take her some pictures from the cathedral in Savannah. I bet she would enjoy seeing them. A restful place in the midst of this business is exactly what I need right now.

365-09 #71

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Walking the Sea: A Restful Place

Monday, March 16, 2009

A Restful Place

The "Faith and Practice: Freedom Friends Church" now has our final seal of approval. Peggy, Alivia, and I met downtown at the print shop during my lunch break choosing the color for the title on the cover and looking through the book. Peggy and I told our meeting yesterday if they find any errors, not to tell us for a few weeks. Let us enjoy a job well done and let us think we did it well before we have to come face to face once again with our own imperfections. The book will be ready by Thursday. I am thinking a beer or cold glass of red wine is in order.

Meanwhile, throughout all this editing, photography, and such, I long to write poetry again. I am a dehydrated woman plodding in the desert looking for that long await oasis of words. I have a "Poetry as Spiritual Practice" book checked out of the library at the moment and am reading through it. The exercises start tomorrow.

But first, now that the Faith and Practice is done, I need to turn my attention to the Quaker Youth Book Project and ALL that entails (which is A LOT), doing my taxes, and working on another set of submissions for a book being published here in the West. Oh yeah, and there is that job thing too.

Wednesday I am driving out to Mount Angel Abby, giving Sr. Antoinette a hug, and settling into her rocking chair for a blissful hour to enjoy her company. I love my time out at the Abby. I met Sr. Antoinette when my own spiritual director needed to size down her practice for a time. Sr. Antoinette had been her director and she recommended I go see her. Even after my director opened her practice back up, I continued to see Sr. Antoinette just "to say hi". My director doesn't see directees anymore, so these visits with my other spiritual mentors have become even more precious to me. She is a delightful woman with so much wisdom and we get along very well. I should take her some pictures from the cathedral in Savannah. I bet she would enjoy seeing them. A restful place in the midst of this business is exactly what I need right now.

365-09 #71

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1 Comments:

At March 18, 2009 at 2:58 PM , Blogger Tom Smith said...

I am glad you have a "restful place" and that your "Hanging On" post was a release and onward and "upward."

In Peace and Friendship

 

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