Tuesday, September 18, 2012
Suchitoto to London
Tomorrow morning I get up very, very early to fly to London. And I have to say that it sounds so unlikely as I sit here, stewing in the wet heat of September - to be going from this quiet village to one of the world's great cities, from this tropical heat to classic British weather (chilly and gray, I believe). I'm going to be part of a Congregation of Sisters of St. Joseph of Peace Program - we will be learning about responses to climate change, to poverty, to trafficking, hearing from inspiring people, and inspiring each other with our prayers and reflections.
Today I would have been happy with sunny, hot and humid, the normal mix. But about an hour after I hung some laundry out to dry, rain started, and I had to rush to take it in, half wet. I had one errand outside the house, mailing some letters and paying a bill and yes, I got caught in a downpour without an umbrella. Saved the letters from getting wet, but not myself. We need the rain here, I'm not complaining... well, not complaining a lot. I hope Suchitoto will get plenty of daily rain while I'm gone, and I hope I'll come back from London longing for the heat and the warm rain.