My bags are packed. The plants are watered. My presentations are done. All seems in order. The plane leaves at 9 pm (this is written on Sunday) and by tomorrow I'll be in Canterbury, where it's predicted to be 73 degrees. I'll have a day to recover and do necessary planning, and then the program begins on Tuesday with Evensong in the Cathedral. Bliss!
It will be quite nice to have a week with a 12th century cathedral in the back yard.
I'm very excited to see how the experience unfolds. The plans for the program look really wonderful, and I'm eager to see how the group evolves as a community begins to form. There will be 35 participants, I think, and that's the largest Benedictine Experience I have ever participated in, so no doubt there will be some differences to this one. But I'm ready to experience whatever it turns out to be.
I don't know exactly when I'll be able to do any blogging next, but I'll endeavor to find some time - even if just to share a few tidbits.