Tuesday, November 24, 2009

On Good Times in the 'Hood: Hot and rainy

It's been cold and rainy for days in Tacoma. That's not really news. It is November, after all. Nevertheless, it has me pining for July. The last weekend in July is especially good. Statistically speaking it is the precise time of year when rain is less likely to happen. Rain can't fall on the Baha'i parade and slow down our progress. But these images from Ethnic Fest back in hot and dry July are pleasant to bear in mind as we pursue countless opportunities in our follow-up to the last Intensive Program of Growth on the Hilltop.
Last Thursday night was another night of confirmation in the neighborhood. I went back to Coach Charles again. The door opened and the living room was full. There was Charles' daughter and grandson. There was a young man in down jacket and du-rag with his 8 months pregnant partner. He was born in Israel. The mother of his child is of Sikh descent. Charles had already introduced him to the Faith just as I arrived. We carried on the conversation another 90 minutes. And, oh, by the way, I played a little Dawnbreaker Collective, the track entitled "Good morning, Israel," on my iPod dock. Rainy weather, good times. -gw

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