Tuesday, October 12, 2010
it's just what we do
good pajamas, bacon for breakfast (! at orientation !), taking over beth(any)'s apartment, beth-made coffee re-entering my life, mary jo's perpetual (greenhouse of) hope, a real shower, skyping with dan who really wishes he was here, burgerville's delicious and sustainably and locally sourced burgers and sweet potato fries and pumpkin milkshakes, an afternoon of laying about with the bvs staff, stories from drop-off day, giant potlucks with BVS Portland alumni, jen carter's eye-witness accounts of bosnian culture altering the general slant of the news media, john j rogers' life plan including an appearance in the 'noke, friendly argument, comfort, and this job that - in the midst of a world turned upside down by violence and discrimination and marginalization and ugliness - creates space for community and growth and healing...in so many ways.