Good morning, everyone. Some rain heading in later today. Yesterday was cold, but it felt wonderful, invigorating. The trees are finally starting to change. Took picture yesterday, but from a distance it is hard to see.
Yesterday I went to the old center. It felt good to get out for a change, and I was looking forward to a quiet day. Wasn't in the cards, though. As soon as I saw her come in, I said to myself, "Please don't sit her at our table." Unfortunately, I only said it to myself so no one heard my plea. Next thing I knew she was tapping me on the shoulder and sat next to me. Fortunately, she only comes once in awhile. She has a job as a telephone solicitor. She says that she 'feels old when she comes to the center." So why come at all?
Margaret is the original 'Motor Mouth'. She doesn't stop talking. Yesterday it was all about her husband. He comes to the center every day because he likes to attend the ESL classes and dance in the afternoon. So, because he dances with other women, she started crying to everyone who would listen that he cheats. And she went on and on and on for almost two hours about how he has been a ladies' man all their married life. How can you tell perfect strangers all your personal business? Poor man doesn't even know...yet. But you just know, though, that someone will tell him. Word does get around.
Picture of the beautiful autumn sky I took yesterday.
And finally, a few of my favorite quotes from some of my favorite people.
“In life there are journeys in which you must go,
sometimes the road is just unknown,
but trust you must your path is right,
even though there appears no end in sight.
The day you take that leap of faith,
is the day you step toward your blessed fate.”
We have stories to tell, stories that provide wisdom about the journey of life. What more have we to give one another than our 'truth' about our human adventure as honestly and as openly as we know how?
Rabbi Saul RubinCaitlin Matthews
Remember that imagination is the faculty of the soul and that when it suggests new pathways to us we are being invited to explore the territory of the soul in ways that will certainly change and re enchant us.
Each man's life represents a road toward himself.