Tomorrow my friend arrives, and we get to catch up, walk, cook, play, then join the beginnings of the ordination weekend.
Today, I ran a bunch of errands and did finally take a good brisk walk; felt good.
My only regret is that I became very absorbed in the work I was doing staight through the time of our President's last speech as President. I hope it will be easily accessible tomorrow. What a gallant, persistant and courageous man Barak Obama has been. Perhaps this still-young country is not yet able to tolerate and honor what is noble, and has boomeranged in retrograde towards the scurrilous.
I have been mulling over what I am called to say to those about to be ordained as rabbis, cantors, rabbinic pastors, spiritual directors. I have been making notes in my head, and am now about to put them on paper. They may get recorded, so that I will discover later what I have said---because I have never yet planned a talk that went how I had planned. I always ended up, in a pinch, choosing what the moment called out of me over what I had thought I would say. Occasionally, the two almost coincided.
Blessings, blessings...good night.