April 3rd, 2004


My fair city, and friends now and then

Fantastic, full, leisurely time off yesterday. Nothing earthshaking, just lots of time to be in my city, to walk in the sun and smell the amazing fragrances of the flowers and trees. It's like living in a garden here.

One of my walks took me down the street where Chris and Sara used to live. I only realized this was where I was headed once I was well on my way. There was sadness in that, in seeing their house that's no longer their house. But there are so many good memories, too.

Evening dinner and discussion with Annette, Nate, and Heather was the same tension between enjoyable and feeling like a misfit. It's difficult to describe well, and the disconnect is certainly unintentional. We are all of one Body, but we are very different parts. Sometimes I feel like they think I'm from another planet with the way I see and respond to things. Again, no one means any harm; it's just part of authentic community, I think.

No plans today; we'll just see what happens.
  • Current Music
    Rich Mullins, "78 Eastonwood Green"

Saturday bits

Did a very few things today:
  • laundry
  • went out for coffee and reading time (The Journey of Desire, which I haven't picked up in ages)
  • dishes
  • cleared some clutter from my window wells, discovering a flower growing there
  • fixed a broken drawer in my kitchen
What a gorgeous day. I almost feel like a bonehead for making such an obvious observation, but it bears repeating. The kind of day to have a big, smiling dog who likes to play frisbee, or a friend who likes to have picnics, or both.

Staying in tonight. With daylight saving time and a long day tomorrow (congregational meeting in the afternoon and Gathering of Prayer in the evening in addition to the usual morning worship services), it's a great time to be resolved about laying low. Not being able to do everything doesn't bother me so much. Leafing through my old leather-bound journal (pre-LiveJournal) while sipping my coffee this morning, I couldn't help realizing what a good season of my life this is. I'm grateful.
  • Current Music
    Dolour, "Cheer Up Baby"

Two other things

  • I hate when commercials for television news ask a bunch of questions (e.g. "What's the Northwest connection? What should you look out for?").
  • I just ate broccoli.
  • Current Mood
    silly silly