Homecoming

by Renaissance Girl

Gloriae Dei Cantores returns home after our 17-day tour, and it will be autumn on the Cape -– my favorite season.  I can imagine the crisp air off the water of Rock Harbor, the crunch of leaves under foot and the smell of wood burning in the outdoor fireplace. I will be happy to see my little niece, probably looking a little different two weeks later -– they change so fast when they’re only two months old.  And I can’t wait to see my dog, even though I know already what that greeting will be -– a quick jump, then the ball drop at my feet and the impatient bark demanding I make up for lost time.  And our church… It’s funny how I miss it when I travel…the familiar faint scent of incense, the colors and textures, and the familiarity of Lauds and Eucharist and Evensong.  We will all return to “normal” (if there is such a thing), and slip gently back into the rhythm of daily life. Twenty-four hours will go by and it will seem like we never left.  Maybe this is what the Psalmist was trying to capture when he wrote “For a thousand years in your sight are like a day that has just gone by” (Psalm 90:4). In a strange way it’s somewhat comforting — that while I’m busy stressing about today, God is already working out tomorrow.

 

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About Renaissance Girl

I moved to the Community with my family in 1988 when I was 10 - which gives away my current age! I am now a solemnly professed member - I work at Paraclete Press, the publishing arm of the Community and I love my job! I also sing in the choir Gloriæ Dei Cantores, and am a member of Elements Theatre Company and Spirit of America Band. As a Docent for the Church of the Transfiguration, I get to discover new things about the church every time I share it with someone else. When I'm not doing one of those activities, I love to spend time with my dog or my "extended family". There's a lot of variety in my life which keeps me energized - and I'm learning how to be more in the moment so whether I'm at a rehearsal, or making dinner in the kitchen with 5 girls, they all get 100% of me!

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