OK, a breather just before going off to wrestle with the numbers, C056, a day in the pit and all.
I met the famous Grandmère Mimi who is wonderfully wicked, amazingly delightful and a lady to the core. Of course that is before two drinks. She did not stay long in Anaheim feeling that going to a second rate movie was an improvement.
Wandering around trying to find the General Convention Secretariat I stopped in to the Newsroom and found David Virtue whose birthday was on Tuesday. In this odd screwball Episcopal Church world 65th birthdays even get acknowledged across the barriers of the great divide. David said quite a number of people had checked in to say congratulations. For some reason that made me feel good.
While there I also finally met Mary Ailes, aka BabyBlue. We had just a moment to say hello but I was glad to have finally met her. She and David drive me nuts, of course, but this is not about where we stand on matters great and small, but how we stand at all, which is by the grace of God (which by the way is what makes any relationship work) and occasional hospitality.
Yesterday, just before heading off to the morning sessions I was delighted to find a cartoon on Pluralist Speaks, the blog of Relationship Faithfulness, Ministry and TEC. Susan Russell and Elizabeth Kaeton are both amazing women and I was delighted to be drawn with them, as of course I am also drawn to them as friends. Adrian didn't quite capture the smile on my face, but then again, perhaps I am the Walrus in this mix.
Today is Thursday. Who will I meet out there in General Convention Land? We'll see.