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beyond the Kuiper Belt, over the sea


May 22nd, 2011 by Kit

I spoke for what I think is the first time today at meeting. It was not really a choice. The message was from me, from somewhere inside of me, but it was not my choice to speak it. Consciously I didn’t want to, but at a certain point, part of my brain said “you’re a Quaker, so get up and quake.” And I did. It was short.

At the end of meeting, lots of kids came in, all the kids from the First Day School whatnot. And I just had to smile; I love seeing old people and young people all intermixed.

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  • So often, sitting with eyes closed thinking thoughts, then the kids come in. You can hear them as they be “quiet”. I remember noting once how all the muscles in my face softened at the sound. Hadn’t even realized that my muscles were tense but there you are. “And I just had to smile.”