May 2009

Back from retreat, off to Europe

Got back from my retreat two days ago. I didn’t realise how much of a spiritual workout it was until I was back in “the world”. I spent a lot of my time re-reading old spiritual journals, and it was interesting to see what issues have evolved and which have remained constant. More challenging, though, was to see where things have somewhat…stagnated. My last night I spent quite a long time before the Blessed Sacrament, volume 13 of my journal books in hand, writing and writing.

Two negatives make a positive

First things first: I’m not in Mexico. As I wrote in my last post, I was not particularly freaked out by the swine flu, but rather by how everyone else was freaking out about the swine flu. A friend wrote to me from Cuernavaca to saying that people were really scared and that it would be better to postpone. I emailed the Spanish-language school to see if they were even open — and I got no answer. Not very promising. (In fact, I still haven’t gotten an answer. Has no one noticed I didn’t show up on Monday?)