marianne's musings

Wednesday, September 26, 2007

band days and laps

marching, haven't been to a band contest since...well, probably my junior year of high school. one thing i have the privilege of doing with my position as youth minister is going to the young people's activities. last weekend i went to the avon band invitational. can i just say wow again! being there brought back so many memories. i truly enjoyed watching the young people from my church perform (and win their class) and walking down memory lane.

ok, so i am back in a pool. on monday i went to the iupui natatorium, bought a 40-visit pass, and started swimming. i'm loving it. not quite the same as the outdoor pool in leichhardt, but definitely cool to swim in a pool that so many amazing swimmers have swam and broken records in.

a gaze

just five miles down the road...and there i was, face to face with two deer. ok, so not literally face to face, but close enough for one of the deer and me to look into each others eyes. deer are very common in this part of the united states, but there was just something about that moment that made me breath a little deeper and feel the presence of god. as i settle into my new community, i am exploring places i have never visited. one place i had always heard of, but had never been to was eagle creek park. once i discovered it was just down the road my apartment complex is on, i decided to go for a walk/jog on the trails on my first monday off. beautiful, and what a blessing to come along the two deer on the path. i am so excited to be in indiana for fall, and to have great trails near my home.