I have been looking forward to quarterly meeting with spiritual hunger. Without a meeting community or the gift of regular monthly meetings, the gatherings I attend have great importance to me.
This will be my first quarterly meeting without my daughter. As she has matured she has needed less and less of me. In the last few meetings I had but a few glimpses of her, as we had parallel experiences at the quarterly meeting. This time I won't even have the glimpses. But I will probably still look for them, and as I walk around I'll see places and see her as a smaller child in those places.
I hope my empty-nest-ness will yield dividends of quality grownup time.
Today, online, I sip from others' spiritual fountains. Tonight I'm going to dive in, and I can't wait!