Standing atop the façade of Mary, Queen of the World, the line of saints looks down on the city, as I look down on them...
Life is feeling pretty chaotic right now, but we're managing...yesterday the workmen set off the fire alarm in the apartment, today they want the bathtub delivered but it can't be, not until Monday...flurries of phone calls...The silver lining, I guess, is that I'm learning a lot of new French words. Bride de carrelage, par example = "tile flange." Who knew?
Today I went to the apartment early to talk to the workcrew and try to see if there was anything we could do about the delay. I met Benoit and Simon, and we talked, mostly in French -- and I was happy that I was able to understand them and make myself understood. It's getting better. Osmosis!
For a complete contrast, tomorrow evening and all day Saturday I'll be talking about and teaching contemplation/meditation at the cathedral's annual Lenten retreat. I think I'm the one who'll benefit the most!