Wednesday, April 7, 2010
Pictures, Pollen and Service = Muchness
I took a few photos this morning of plants and trees leafing out. The pollen has almost finished the annual ritual. Reproduction has literally been in the air here for weeks. Pollen contains the sperm cells that are floating to land on the pistil or female part of plants. No wonder the saying is that "love is in the air".
Tonight I will be out on the water rowing. It will be a small crew tonight, but the weather looks to be fantastic for a good row with enough wind to keep the gnats away. This is Race Week so there will be many sleek racers around with bright spinnakers aloft. I am also going to look at a 36 ft. Cape Dory tonight as I begin my search for a suitable long-range cruising boat. This fills me with some trepidation since I am unsure what C. will think about sailing the coast for a month or so. It feels like an adventure to me but I won't make the decision unilaterally.
Last night we had a group conscience meeting about the "step study". It was an informative meeting. I am volunteering to help finish up the book Paths to Recovery that discusses the steps, traditions and concepts. I posted on the steps and traditions before but have not studied the concepts. I realize that they are important in guiding service that we do in Al-Anon but like the steps and traditions, are valuable in relationships with others. This will be a challenging and exciting opportunity to understand the concepts and apply them in my life. As always I will rely upon my sponsor, readings, and my friends here and in the fellowship to make suggestions about the 12 concepts of service.
I hope that you are enjoying your day. I am filled with a lot of "muchness" today. I may lose it tomorrow but today I'm plum filled up.
You used to be much more..."muchier." You've lost your muchness. The Mad Hatter