Saturday, April 2, 2005
Meeting Notes for People for Peace, Justice, and Healing
People for Peace, Justice and Healing met Saturday, April 2, 2005, at Associated Ministries. Present for check-in were Sallie, Karen K., Mark, Sol, Rob, Sheila, Kyle, and Laura.
Rob read the following poem, which appeared recently in the New Yorker:
THE POET WITH HIS FACE IN HIS HANDS
By Mary Oliver
You want to cry aloud for your
mistakes. But to tell the truth the world
doesn't need any more of that sound.
So if you're going to do it and can't
stop yourself, if your pretty mouth can't
hold it in, at least go by yourself across
the forty fields and the forty dark inclines
of rocks and water to the place where
the falls are flinging out their white sheets
like crazy, and there is a cave behind all that
jubilaiton and water fun and you can
stand there, under it, and roar all you
want and nothing will be disturbed; you
can drip with despair all afternoon and still,
on a green branch, its wings just lightly touched
by the passing foil of water, the thrush
puffing out its spotted breast, will sing
of the perfect, stone-hard beauty of everything.
Question for Tuesday: "What does it mean to be a nation?
Date: Oct. 8, 2005. Possible Tacoma Community College venue.
EYES WIDE OPEN.
On track. Peacekeeper training on Sat., Apr. 9, 1:00 p.m.-3:30 p.m., at First United Methodist Church, 423 Martin Luther King Jr. Way, Tacoma.
Progressing; meeting Wed. night.
Jim Wallis will speak at St. Leo's (710 S. 13th St.) at 7:00 p.m. on Mon., Apr. 11.
Saturday, May 28 through Monday, May 30, at Gonzaga University, Spokane; American Friends Service Committee presents "Swords Into Plowshares: DEVELOPING FRIENDS' PEACE WORK for the Times Ahead", includes workshops, nonviolence training, introduction to compassionate listening, and more. info Kate Hunter 206-463-5117 or firstname.lastname@example.org or Susan Segall 206-632-0500 x 16 or email@example.com
Marshall Rosenberg will speak in Olympia on Sat., Apr. 24. For more information see www.ionsnw.org/rosenberg.htm.
PROGRESSIVE ROUND TABLE: Next meeting is at Shakabrah Restaurant on 6th Avenue at 7:00 a.m. on Friday, April 22.