TGIF!!! What a week it has been! Burned out isn't the word for it. I could sleep for a week. It really is time for a vacation. I don't know why I have been putting it off. In the heat of summer I am so much better off here with the central air than at my home where I am forced to ration everything. Would you believe if I keep my AC on normally my bill goes up over $300? So, we try to live with fans as much as we can. As I have said many times, it is time to get out of this city. Everything is just way too high.
I won't be around much today. Have groups this morning and then I have a boring training to go to this afternoon. Anyone ever see "Ferris Buehler's Day Off?" Well, it's a film about three teenagers who play hookey and the adventures they have. Well, there is this one scene where the teacher has asked a question, and he has this very monotone voice, "Anyone? Anyone?" His voice never changes key. Well, that's our trainer for today....and, the training we're having, I have already had three times. This is one of our mandatory trainings which we have to have each year, but the very least he could do was change some of the jokes and some of his stories...(he just loves to talk about himself and his own experiences). I'll leave you now with the following Ute prayer...one of my all-time favorites.
Earth, Teach Me
Earth teach me quiet...as the grasses are still with new light.
Earth teach me suffering...as old stones suffer with memory.
Earth teach me humility...as blossoms are humble with beginning.
Earth teach me caring...as mothers nurture their young.
Earth teach me courage...as the tree that stands alone.
Earth teach me limitation...as the ant that crawls on the ground.
Earth teach me freedom...as the eagle that soars in the sky.
Earth teach me acceptance...as the leaves that die each fall.
Earth teach me renewal...as the seed that rises in the spring.
Earth teach me to forget myself...as melted snow forgets its life.
Earth teach me to remember kindness...as dry fields weep with rain.