"dream great dreams and find the courage to live them"

-erwin mcmanus

Saturday, October 4, 2008

tempeste, burattini, e copre con moquette

(translation: storms, puppets, and carpet)

today is saturday, which means that it's the big day when my primary work for the week is supposed to go into action! saturday is the day that we have the children's program at the park. saturday is the day when, every week, it starts pouring rain shortly before the program is supposed to start.

today is no exception. about 15 minutes ago, the skies broke open with thunder and rain. they say that a storm like this will most likely turn into hail.

and we even had a puppet show prepared. :(

it makes me wonder, though, if we are not supposed to be focusing our energy on the park, but somewhere else. i just wonder why this has happened three weeks in a row. there must be a reason, but we definitely cannot get discouraged.

you know what else i miss about home? carpet. everything here is tile.
i miss the softness under my feet. a small thing, yes, but still i miss it.

do you ever get tired of being with people?
because this week, even though i feel alone, i am surrounded by people that i wish i could spend time away from.
is that weird? i don't mean to be rude, but i sometimes just need time to myself, when i can process, when i can have my own space, when i can just be me.
and right here, right now, that's hard to do.

here's my verse of the day:
jeremiah 31:3b - "I love you with an everlasting love. So I will continue to show you my kindness."
an everlasting love :)


Anonymous said...

I love you Erin!
the carpet here is really soft!

Anonymous said...

Hey girl!

I love reading your blog. You are doing an amazing thing!

And, yes, I know exactly what you mean about wanting to be alone- I felt like that often in Chicago, even though I loved all of you very much. It will get better- taking walks alone and making sure to take downtime by yourself help a lot.