For 'my' Meeting's Quaker Quest event, I've been asked to speak for 7 MINUTES !!!! on Quaker Spirituality, with some about my own (gag) spiritual journey. I'm sorry to use that phrase. It was what I was asked to do. Now, how on earth or heaven or even hell do I even begin to answer this, without using quaker 'jargon' or get into anything with meat on it, like theology, beliefs or history??? Really. Should we just hose everyone down as they walk thru the door and make sure some one doesnt say anything that might scare the visitors, and present the most watered down, likeable and friendly (gag) calculated presentation of quaker spirituality? Where are the fire breathers of olde? Chuck Fager, can you come and speak in my place? What is quaker 'spirituality'? Is it not just plain old spirituality, or is it Trade Mark Quaker? I'm just rambling, forgive me. Maybe I should just start from some queries, to show people that we dont start out telling you, but we ask you to answer questions for yourself. Kind of like Zen koans, only not as perplexing? and then jI should just be quiet, and see what the Spirit (the holy one, not the other one) might prompt me to speak. Just to 'be' in front of a room of people is radical. An anti-performance performance. A demonstration of freedom. Freedom, if we so choose it, that can happen in Meeting. Nah. Maybe I'll just stick to the script. Can anyone offer any words that might help me on this quest, to present Quakerism ?