September 23, 2017,Prescott-
Several readers have, over the years, expressed a preference for my travel posts. While I greatly enjoy visiting places old and new, there has been an increase in responsibilities and commitments, hereabouts, since my return from the East Coast, at the end of July. Not the least of these is my work with autistic teens, a veritable payback to all who have guided me, over the past several decades. There are also two major public events here in town, in October: Hope Fest (October 14), a celebration of faith, which I will be assisting for the third consecutive year and, a week later, the Festival of Light and Unity- commemorating the Two Hundredth Anniversary of the Birth of Baha’u’llah, on October 22. As the Baha’i calendar is a lunar construct, the Birth of His Herald, al-Bab (The Gate), is observed the day prior to that of Baha’u’llah. This year marks 198 years, since al-Bab was born and we will observe that event, as well, on October 21.
My friendships being wide-ranging these days, several events tend to converge on given days. So, today, largely devoted to Prescott Stand Down, an event dedicated to serving homeless veterans in our community, took up much of the day. I was later able to make further progress on clearing my backyard and 3-4 more hours of concerted effort ought to get the job completed, for this year. Tomorrow, two events at the American Legion, two Baha’i activities and an hour or two helping a good friend move, will keep me honest and productive. This coming week, there is a gathering, of one sort or another, every night. Looking ahead to October 14, that day will see me at two other events, in addition to Hope Fest. Life is never dull.
With regard to travel, Fall Break will be here, in two weeks. I am in between going to Joshua Tree and Lake Cachuma, California, or down to Superior, Globe and over to Gila Cliff Dwellings National Monument, for 4-5 days (in which case, the California trip gets done over an extended Presidents’ Day weekend). My spirit guides will advise me, on this matter, as with so many others.
Yes, I do get 7-8 hours of sleep a night, as well as a 30-minute power nap, most afternoons. Stay tuned.