Letting Go of a Schedule

WHAT I LOVED BEST,
no schedule was passed out.

(One was posted
if you cared to look at it,
I discovered the the last morning.
I’m glad I didn’t know earlier.)

We were told what was happening
the next few hours,
the next half-day.

A bell would be rung to signal mealtime
or gathering time,
no need to be bogged down with the rest.

Loved that.

 

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About Marilyn

Reading, thinking, listening, writing and talking about faith, creativity, ESL for refugees, grief and finding the story in a story. Student of Spanish. Foe of procrastination. Cheez-it fan. People person with hermit tendencies or vice-versa. Thank you so much for reading.
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4 Responses to Letting Go of a Schedule

  1. Belinda says:

    I love the thought of a real “retreat”–retreat. Lovely.

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  2. Me too! I loved the relaxed schedule. The time to simply “be” in community with others, unhurried with breathing space and time to connect, share stories, simply share a small, early morning “circle of light.” 🙂

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  3. Such deep refreshment came from that rest.

    I never inspected that bell, never took note of the beautiful ropework. Thank you for sharing it.

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