|Re: Hopework - Sunday's dinner!||<– Date –> <– Thread –>|
|From: Judy Meath (meathumn.edu)|
|Date: Wed, 23 Mar 2011 05:19:10 -0700 (PDT)|
Hi Lynn and John, Yay! I can attend! I plan to be there at 3:30 to assist in any way. I am hearing Patty Larkin at the Cedar at 7 p.m. so I will need to leave by 6:30 -- which I dearly regret. Unfortunately I'll be in Arizona for the April dinner. I will bring a meatloaf (pls. let me know if this is out of line and I will bring roast vegetables) See you Sunday. Thank you so much. Judy Judy Meath 612-925-1771 On Wed, Mar 23, 2011 at 5:17 AM, <hopework-l-request [at] hopework.org> wrote: > Send Hopework-l mailing list submissions to > hopework-l [at] hopework.org > > To subscribe or unsubscribe via the World Wide Web, visit > http://lists.hopework.org/mailman/listinfo/hopework-l > or, via email, send a message with subject or body 'help' to > hopework-l-request [at] hopework.org > > You can reach the person managing the list at > hopework-l-owner [at] hopework.org > > When replying, please edit your Subject line so it is more specific > than "Re: Contents of Hopework-l digest..." > > > Today's Topics: > > 1. Invitation: March 27 supper and story circle (Lynn Englund) > > > ---------------------------------------------------------------------- > > Message: 1 > Date: Tue, 22 Mar 2011 06:22:01 -0500 > From: Lynn Englund <lynn [at] hopework.org> > Subject: [Hopework] Invitation: March 27 supper and story circle > To: Folk School Folk School list <Hopework-l [at] hopework.org> > Cc: Hopework-L <hopework-l [at] hopework.org> > Message-ID: <FAE37C78-A82C-4E44-A0FE-872487E7A799 [at] hopework.org> > Content-Type: text/plain; charset=US-ASCII; format=flowed; > delsp=yes > > Dear Hopework Friends, > > A month ago it snowed enough to close the University. This morning > there's a good rainstorm. The equinox has passed and spring is here! > Celebrate by attending the next Hopework supper and story circle this > Sunday, March 27, from 4:00-7:00 PM. > > February's story circle asked participants to share something about > what it is like to work to bloom in their environment, enrich the > soil, and improve the climate for ourselves and others. The themes of > some of the stories that stuck with me focused on shifts in self: in > meditation there is no self; an annual performance evaluation is all > about one's self. Pregnancy is an environment to prepare for the birth > of baby's new self, but also the birth of self as mother. The practice > of yoga and dancing in an improvisational dance group were associated > with an incubation of the self. > > I also found provocative questions in many of the stories: Do I bring > self to an environment I enter, or do I attempt to change self to fit? > Has frequent repetition and change slowly grown self and improved the > environment? How do I find the courage to develop self in a new > cultural environment? If the soil I find myself in is not to my > liking, is self enough to change it? Do I find the nutrients in the > manure of my environment? Do I have a trellis to support my growth? Do > I allow self to give to self and accept what I truly desire? Can I see > how much I've grown? > > Over many years, I've learned to appreciate the structure that > seasonal images and metaphors provide for my reflections. The changing > images and metaphors help me to refract my experiences in new ways and > become story markers along the journey of life. This month's topic is > related to the image of freezing and thawing. My friend Gina Coburn > owns The Three Crows coffee shop in Delano on the bank of the Crow > River. The threat of a flood is a concern every spring. A year ago, > the river filled her basement to within a few inches of first floor > joists. This year the river could flood the building to the windows, > unless we have a few more days of freezing temperatures at night, a > slow thaw during the day, and not too much rain. The timing of > freezing and thaw cycles could start or stop a flood. Repeated freeze > and thaw cycles break down mountains, create potholes in the roads, > and set the sap running in the trees. Freezing and thawing make my > walk treacherously icy in the morning and full of puddles on the way > home at night. My energies and plans and actions all seem to have > freeze and thaw cycles. Come on Sunday to share a story of a time when > you experienced freezing and thawing in your life and the result. > > Date: Sunday, March 27, 2011. > > RSVP: Please let us know by Saturday night (3/26) how many plan to > attend. Call or email if you have any questions. I have room for about > 12 people around the table (and at least 20 if we move it out of the > way!) > > Time: Arrive at 4:00 pm (or at 3:00 pm if you would like to visit and > be on my cooking and setup team). The meal will begin at 4:30 pm. We > usually finish telling stories and cleaning up about 7:00 pm. > > Menu: Bring a dish or a favorite beverage to share. I'll provide a > main dish (usually vegetarian) and will make coffee and offer my > assortment of teas. > > Topic: Life's cycles of freezing and thawing. > > For those of you who are new, Hopework is the practice of creating > spaces for people to get to know and like each other and to find > renewed hope and purpose with and from each other. Hopework' suppers > and story circle evenings are a way to reconnect with friends who have > shared in our work and to meet new acquaintances who share our > interests. Each month we look forward to greeting Hopework friends, > Philosophy Camp/Lives Worth Living alumni and fellows, and making new > friends and acquaintances. > > This year we will meet on the 4th Sundays of most months. Please join > us when you can! > Future dates: April 17 (Note: 3rd Sunday to avoid Easter; and last > Hopework supper until September 2011). > > Lynn > > Lynn Englund and John Wallace > The Metro Lofts > 2650 University Ave West, #315 > Saint Paul, MN 55114 > > 651-646-0069 (home) > 612-710-7287 (cell) > > Map and directions: http://tiny.cc/FkhvY > > Park on University Ave. near Dunn Bros. Metro Lofts' entrance is on > the east side of the building, just past the Dunn Bros. entrance. (It > is probably safe to park in the building lot, although it is posted > for commercial business customers only.) > > Push "451" on the security box to have John buzz you into the building. > The elevator is to the right of the lobby. > Turn left on the 3rd floor when you get off; we're in unit 315. > > Lynn Englund > lynn [at] hopework.org > > > > ------------------------------ > > _________________________________________________________________ > To unsubscribe or modify your subscription options, please visit: > http://lists.hopework.org/mailman/listinfo/hopework-l > > > End of Hopework-l Digest, Vol 57, Issue 2 > ***************************************** >
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