I’m at the National Conference Center in Leesburg, VA for the biennial Mennonite Educator’s Conference this weekend. I am giddier about this than I should be, taking it as a little vacation for the routine. I do miss my family, but I also treasure times when I only have to think about getting myownself from place to place. And that actually takes a certain amount of surreal effort in this building. It was designed to be confusing and unsettling in order to force people to talk to each other. It accomplishes all that. I kind of like it. Being in a building with a distinct agenda gives it a certain personality, like it’s an entity in the work of the weekend.
1. I finally managed to get the names of all 196 countries of the world in the Countries Quiz I have been playing online
2. I found my room all by myself
3. I slept until the alarm this morning
4. Spending two days among people where the main goal is to talk about how we can be most effective at caring for the young people in our classrooms
5. Moments of quiet
May we walk in Beauty!