Saturday, October 20, 2007

What I MIss

Last year, I used to go over to the university library to work on occasion. Sometimes I would run into one of the young rabbis from the school in which I taught; he, too, liked to work there.

And we would sit and talk across a table in a Jesuit library, the reformed Protestant woman and the Orthodox Jewish rabbi, under the watchful eye of the statue of St. Francis out in the courtyard.

That's what I miss.

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Over the course of the next few days, I plan to at least skim through the entire list of blogs linked under my favorites, most of which I have entirely missed during my bout with the flu. I plan to write only comments for awhile; I've missed the give and take interactions of blogging, too.

7 comments:

Carol said...

GG, I read the blog of a young woman whom I've known since she was about 13. She's now in her mid-20s and a first year cantorial student in Jerusalem. Some of what she's been writing the past few weeks sounds similar in tone to your writing. A lot of questioning and missing your "old" life--the familiarity and rhythms of what was. As you know, this spiritual journey is not without pain, adjustment, and sacrifice. It sounds as though that's what you're going through right now. No self-doubt per se, but a touch of homesickness.

Kathryn J said...

I'm glad you are feeling better.

Have you found a good place to walk at seminary?

Diane said...

we missed you too.

and I love your little post.

Jan said...

We missed you, too. And I'm still returning to get the link to Funky W. so I can keep up with the story...you got me hooked!

I liked the idea of you being in the library under the eyes of St. Francis. Reminded me a little of when I took Greek at the Catholic theology school in San Antonio--two students, who were both Protestant, were taking from a Dominican priest.

Lisa :-] said...

I knew you would be around. Cynthia, however, seems to have fallen off the edge of the earth...

Thanks for stopping by today! :-]

Presbyterian Gal said...

So glad you're feeling better.

RevDrKate said...

Glad you are feeling better, it was nice to have you stop by. So many of us seem to be in a very time-tight places right now, these little touchstone moments are good connections.