September 8, 2019-
Yesterday, I let the sour mood pass through. I think it was a reaction to the falling barometer. We got about 1.3 inches of rain, in this neighbourhood and in points east. A trip to the laundromat, on the northwest side of town, revealed continued “dry as a bone” conditions. Whilst at Farmers’ Market, I learned, from a vendor, who is a mutual acquaintance, that an erstwhile tormentor had found some peace in her life. That is comforting, as unhurt people are less likely to hurt people. As the day wore on, and the rain had passed, I felt more in tune. Spiritual Feast, in the evening, was vibrant and well-attended, another uplift.
Today has seen a nice breakfast at Post 6 come and go. Now the long and celebratory Farm-to-Table Dinner will occupy my afternoon and evening. This is one of four large social events of the Autumn-three of them this month and the last, on November 2, which will keep me connected to the community and offer a form of activity, in addition to Planet Fitness and whatever hiking I do, here and elsewhere in the Southwest. Service projects, other than the above, will also be performed, through the Red Cross. Home safety, simply put, is our major focus, in areas at risk for wildfire.
The message comes to me that disharmony is, largely, actually a product of not being in sync with the community. Letting other people’s pain affect my own self-concept is a disservice, to them and to myself. So, back to a state of balance I go.
Today will make many people happy.