Monday, November 07, 2005

Autumn Leaves

Autumn already, and a long time since I wrote. Busy times. The Russ in the garden blazes with red and this morning bright sun pours through my curtains. Jodo, the kitten is now a big cat, peering mischievously through the flowers on my desk as she tries to sip water from the vase. She sees me and departs. Forbidden pleasures are shortlived.

This week our volunteers head off to India. Five young people going to join Modgala and Joy already there. Among them, Jenny my daughter and her boyfirend Sonna. What a mix of delight and anxiety. Six weeks of intensive training over. The prospect of five months teaching and working with communities ahead. Delhi, maybe Tamil Nadu.

Life buzzes on. So much to do. For big reports to write this month and a whole lot of other duties. Being a Buddhist is certainly not the recipe for quietude.