No Stress Zone

The late afternoon sun on the grape vines caught my eye. The vines somehow looked “contented” – contented just to be vines basking in the afternoon sun. Clearly this was a “no stress” zone. They weren’t worrying about a thing – not about how much fruit they would produce, or if they would produce more than the vine to the left or the right. They weren’t worrying about having enough water or whether the vine dresser was happy with them. No, they appeared to be living in peace, thriving in the warm sunshine. “Nice work, if you can get it”, I thought to myself. Perhaps we should all apply to be vines…


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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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