Well, it started with the shock of learning that Britain had voted to leave the EU. I really felt the shock of it. Being so often out of kilter with my fellow countrymen I perhaps shoudl have known, but the reality is something else.
Then we had a meeting that lasted all day with other members of the Amida Order. This was an affirming and positive affair with much agreement and appreciation. A really nice event.
Then a little surprise. I called Elja away from her cooking duties and drove her down to the village where I had organised for her to collect a kitten called Tara. This was a belated birthday present, her birthday having passed while she was in Netherlands. She was very touched. Tara is now busy exploring her new quarters.
This evening we shall have a service with all of our community present - a good way to celebrate our meeting together.
So, all in all, quite an emotional day.
Tara is having a great time. We are also hoping to aclimatise her to the car so that when I am well enough to trvel again we do not have to leave her behind.
How lovely to have a new kitten, and lucky Tara to have Eleusis for her playground.