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June 15, 2016




For the past 10 days I've been binge-listening to Krista Tippett: her latest book "Becoming Wise" and many interviews from On Being. These real people, these heroes of everyday life, are deep inspiration for moving from optimism to grounded hope, from idealism to realism, from love to LOVE that undergirds all, informs all and is the most real realism there is. These are people who have struggled, still struggle, who find ways, who make change every day in what is near them. There's no other way through this, out of this, than love, as you say. I do recommend Tippett's On Being podcasts, especially the unedited conversations. They really help.

At times like this, nothing much feels restorative, but the school across the street is almost ready to receive children again after a two-year closing for renovation. Hearing those piping voices will feel so good.

Also, our community agency next door has put the chickens back in their henhouse. This year, because of cuts, the caretaker has been tending them without pay. D. will help him. It;s good to do even the smallest things for the community.

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Who was Cassandra?

  • In the Iliad, she is described as the loveliest of the daughters of Priam (King of Troy), and gifted with prophecy. The god Apollo loved her, but she spurned him. As a punishment, he decreed that no one would ever believe her. So when she told her fellow Trojans that the Greeks were hiding inside the wooden horse...well, you know what happened.