Thursday, December 17, 2009

old soul

The dreaded second quarter evaluations were upon us.  We answered our 20 questions, wrote our five pages, spent half a day getting feedback from each other and then sat before the Professional Advisory Group. 

And as everything in CPE is, it was nothing like we expected. (dreaded.  see Jackhammered post)  This particular group was inquiring and encouraging.  They asked deep questions and listened intently.  They applauded the handling of a sticky situation I'd been in.  They commended the steps I was taking toward my goals.  They witnessed to the value of my ministry here. 

At the end of our hour together, one of the Advisors, a Rabbi, said to me "Erin, this may sound a little mystical.  But I feel you have been here many times before....." 

It does sound mystical.  And I'm not sure what it means.  But I like the sound of it....

What has been will be again, what has been done will be done again; there is nothing new under the sun. Is there anything of which one can say,  "Look! This is something new"? It was here already, long ago; it was here before our time.  Ecclesiates 1:9 and 10


  1. everything is nothing like we expect ... you got that right!

  2. It's like that old saying "everything changes but everything stays the same," or something like that.

    But what I can't figure out is why this is titled "old soul." I mean, you're only 41 one now, way past over the hill and all, but still not that old. I wouldn't be so hard on yourself just because you're now fourty one years old. I mean, Heather's parents are only 45, and they're not that old, I mean they're kinda old and all, but your not their age yet. So enough with the old soul stuff for now, and get on with being way over the hill but not yet to the bottom!