September 18th Meeting
Excuse the delay in posting this information but late is better than never.
We met on September 18th and had a great time. Below are some of our experiences.
Sound - Laurent Garnier, The Cloud Making Machine.
Taste - Hummus and Corn Chips
Touch/Sight - Caddis Fly Cases (see pix below)
Scent - An eclectic aromatherapy oil with quite a variety of scents in combination to, hopefully produce a calming effect.
Spirit - A discussion about what if feels like when life doesn't follow your plans.
Danielle was kind enough to treat us to many of our first views of caddis fly cases. From what I learned from Danielle (correct me if I get it wrong!) these flies live a portion of their lives under water. During that time, for protection's sake, they construct little cases much like little suits of armor, to keep them safe. When they morph into flies they leave behind these little shells for us to find.
Notice a few things. Once of the cases has a pumpkin seed stuck right to the back of it....this one was probably trying to save time. One is made almost entirely out of very small stones except for one (relatively speaking a boulder) which is incredibly large. One is made almost entirely out of small sticks running parallel to the case itself.
What an incredible world it is that God has created! It is amazing the things we see when we look.
For our spirit experience we discussed what our response is when our life doesn't go our way. Sometimes we simply can't plan in such a way that ensures success by our own definition. Sometimes we simply aren't in control. Sometimes life just happens to us regardless of how we've planned.
This results many times in confusion, pain, and reluctance to push forward. Truly, it is times like this when we feel like children and feel very alone.
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Last week's info (October 1st meeting) coming soon.