I had great plans to go kayaking with my sister today. But just as were getting ready to go, a server weather warning flashed on the radio. Sure enough, minutes later the wind began to blow and thunder began to echo. We’ll have to wait it out a bit. But that’s ok, it’s just being together that matters.
So, what have I been thinking of lately? Have I been worrying about the legion? Not a chance. But it’s funny, and not at all surprising; I tried to log on to my legionary email today, and it seems to have been shut down. I expected it. But it means they really don’t want to keep me informed or keep in contact with me. Is that typical? Yes. If you aren’t useful to them, why even bother speaking. Before I left last week, one of the priests in the community asked me to write my story and send it to all the other legionaries. He said it would be a great way to open their eyes to what is going on, and might spark others to think seriously about leaving. I guess I won’t get that chance, unless he is willing to send it for me. But he is trying to be careful and bide his time. His story is an incredible one also. But that’s for him to tell.
It looks like the storm has passed. Let’s load up the kayak and head for the river.
===== Update 7/20/2010 =====
Kayaking was great. When the rain stopped we set out. But not too long upriver, it started to rain again. Did we turn back? Not a chance. Onward and upward.
Best of all, once the rain subsided and all was calm, we reached a dam in the river and sat down for lunch. We had a long conversation, and I learned a lot about my sister and her story. It is so interesting - knowing her I know myself.