|Flower from the Moonglow Bay Garden|
|View from our Deck|
But...as I type I am sitting outside, overlooking the river, sun shining and a gentle breeze. I'm at Moonglow Bay, a vacation home that a group of my nuns and I rent for the week. It's glorious. They are the perfect people to vacation with. We relax, read, play together, pray together, share meals, laughter, and stories. It's a chance to celebrate our community life as well as have time and space to retreat and nourish our spirits. We get all get along great and there's always something to do...if you want to!
|I had pie-making lessons from|
Mary "Pie Maker" Extraordinaire"
I think vacationing is actually an important part of community life. In our "regular lives" we negotiate the day-to-day living along with ministry responsibilities. We carve out intentional time to live communally, pray, and play. Laugh if you want, but I think being able to relax and just be together is another art that people have to negotiate in community life.
|Sparklers for the 4th of July|
With the images, I'm trying to capture the more unique aspects of vacation in an artful way. It's all about the R's--refresh, relax, rejuvenate, revive, reconnect, reestablish, relationships...etc. Enjoy this first offering of Vacation 2011...
|Quintessential Vacation Pose---Lounging with Kindle|