I went for another run after and was back in time for lunch at 12:30. I spent the afternoon in the herb garden again with Mother Felicitas, Mary Anne and Margaret weeding, clearing and composting. To anyone who has their own garden or has done gardening or land work of any kind: I RESPECT YOU.
Went to Vespers at 5, played piano til 6:30
and then biked back to the guest house for dinner. Was met by a new face: a
woman named Sue from Seattle. If I thought I liked the group already, Sue took
this to a whole other level. First, she brought homemade hummus and chocolate zucchini
bread. Second, she plays the saxophone. Third, she plays Taize music on her
saxophone and knows all about the Taize community. When she told me this, I flipped
out. When I told her I was at Taize for a week earlier this summer, she flipped
out. The evening consisted in a performance: Sue played the saxophone while we
sang Taize songs with the whole group, who are anywhere between 15-40 years older than me. I no longer only
think we will all get along. We will.
|Sunset with Tracy|