Thursday, December 29, 2011
So 2012 I will take more time to write, tell stories, educate toward a sustainable, human world. At 19 I thought we would have succeeded in that task long ago. It seemed attainable - just change the system. At 64 I know it doesn't work like that. It's a slow process. One heart and mind at a time.
I just finished our holiday letter - have yet to send it out to all those lovely people on my email list. You can see the letter and pictures by going to www.2quakers.net, our website, Terry and I, and clicking on the holiday letter and attachments. Pay particular attention to the "thinning" attachment. It's felt so good to eliminate tasks and responsibilities and free up more time for writing this year. And for reading old journals so that I can keep on keeping on educating for peace and justice.
And enjoy the poem about the meeting house our granddaughter Cassie wrote. She's only 11 but she's definitely a peace and justice educator already.
Monday, December 12, 2011
I haven't posted since this time last year. I will post something significant soon. All is well with those close to me - the world keeps changing and not always for the better.
My new quote on my email says it all:
And learn but in quietness and stillness to retire… and wait upon the Spirit; in whom thou shalt feel peace and joy, in the midst of thy troubles from the cruel and vexatious spirit of this world.
~Isaac Pennington, 1675