Sunday, October 08, 2006

Vacation Is Over...Back to work!

My week of vacation has come to an end. It began with singing in the rain with the Rolling Stones at Churchill Downs. It ended with an Interfaith Prayer Celebration at the Abbey of Gethsemani. The prayer celebration was an interesting experience and it included members of Baha'i, Buddhism, Christianity, Confucianism, Hinduism, Islam, Judaism, The Quakers, and Native Americans. In between these events I had some carefree days and a couple of Chloe visits. She spent the night on Saturday and we spent a lot of time discussing the meaning of life and our places within the order of the universe. She now talks non stop. When we went to bed and turned off the lights, she kept calling out, "Pa Paw"? I would respond "I'm right here"! She did this about ten times. Finally, there was a pause so I said "Chloe"? Her little voice responded "I'm right here"! Isn't this what we all want? Don't we just want to know that someone is there? Now that my vacation is over and I am back to work, I have a cold. It came over me about two days ago. Is it from standing in the rain like a fool, albeit a happy fool, at the Rolling Stone concert last week or the nearly 50% drop in temperature over a period of just a few days?

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