Less than 2 weeks after the last post, I applied for and was accepted into seminary. Since I am a member of a Quaker Meeting that does not use Pastors or formal Ministers, this is perfect. I have been practical for far too long. I have completed one semester and am about half way through the second, with no major mishaps so far, as far as I know.
This is a different world from the large multinational corporations I was used to. Ten people in the incoming residential class with about 15 in the 'remote' classes. I am getting used to having a name and face again. And I am remembering what it means to live according to conscience and heart instead of corporate policy, though, of course, a school is a corporate body and there are rules and things. This is actually a hard adjustment to make. My heart has been locked up for so long that it is unwilling to emerge quite yet.
At the time I wrote that last post, I had no idea what I would do with myself. Now that I am in school, the question is temporarily answered. In the longer term, though, I still have no idea what I will do, but somehow it seems less important a question. All I have to do is be. And that is the point of this post. We all of us really need to 'be' ahead of 'do' if we want to make a world that we can stand to live in, it seems to me.