An Aspiring Soloist?

Cape Cod is a bird watcher’s paradise. Migratory flight patterns bring thousands of species to us regularly, offering even those of us who don’t consider ourselves “birders” opportunities to observe the unusual, the rare, and the beautiful.

I hesitate to note an occasional annoyance with the birds, however. In the spring and early summer they seem to awake at the first hint of light (which for them is between 4:30 and 4:40), fill the trees surrounding my bedroom and its open windows, and announce the arrival of the new day at the top of their voices! Oh, how I wish our schedules matched, for my alarm isn’t set to go off until 6:00; but, really, how can one complain when they are just doing their job, the one God gave them? By the time I got to church on Sunday, the flocks had dispersed and the morning symphony had ceased. There remained just one lone sparrow singing from the limestone facade of the Chapter House.

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About Selah Seeker

I first became acquainted with the Community of Jesus in 1970 when I was an undergraduate at Brown University, serving a Baptist church in Rhode Island. In 1988 I moved to the Community with my wife, our two daughters, and our son. Today I serve on the clergy staff of the Community. I have made my living working for a residential construction company, as the contract manager and construction supervisor. Since 2001 I have enjoyed acting with Elements Theatre Company, and today, at 61, I am the oldest member of the company. Working with young and vital actors will, I believe, slow my aging process as we encounter the fascinating challenges of our craft together. When I am not at church, on a job site, at the Pastorium, or on the stage, I enjoy playing fingerstyle guitar to our 19-year-old tiger kitty, Raffi.

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