Spin Not

by Sr Nunother  

I have obsessive compulsive tendencies that make me annoying.  I don’t wish to be annoying, but sometimes can’t help myself.  On Holy Saturday, I was in a mostly silent battle with another sister about the placement of four primrose plants.  I wanted them yellow, red, yellow, purple.  She was more concerned that their different colored pots blend together.  When I left the room, she moved them.  When she left the room, I moved them back.  I can only tell you, it mattered, and I stuck with it until she fell asleep.  It truly wasn’t about who won but – for whatever reason – my inability to accept yellow next to yellow.  In the midst of my thought triviality, this beautiful scripture intervened:  Consider the lilies, how they grow: they neither toil nor spin, yet I tell you, even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these.  I returned the primroses to my friend’s liking and went to bed.

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About Sr. Nun Other

May 16, 2012, completed my 30th year as a Sister. It was both a milestone and just another day in an interesting journey. Some of those thirty years included singing with Gloriae Dei Cantores, marching in Spirit of America band, and serving on our Sisters Council. As a monastic, I live surrounded by beauty and within a frame work of opportunity and possibility. I'm sixty-four (much to my surprise) and extremely grateful for my life as a sister - past, present, and future.

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