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Thoughts in the Park - Fourth Dimension
July 2017
 
 
 
 
 
 
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7/9/17 04:30 pm
Thoughts in the Park

I'm sitting in the park and letting my mind wander. I seem to be noticing more and more lately just how much time I've been spending alone. In the last week or so, I've had two separate days with no direct human interaction - other than just a handful of texts. Abby asked me recently if I'm lonely and, truth be told, most of the time I am not. But every once in a while I go through a phase where I notice it more.
I think that is why I'm looking forward to next week so much. For the first time I'm not just driving up to Family Camp for an evening visit, but will actually be spending the entire week. I know... that seems odd, since I'm not actually bringing a family, but I still think the social surroundings will do me good. My teens are the ones who talked me into it, so I suppose I will actually have "family" there - just none that I am related to. I'm looking forward to the time to just forget everything for a while and, hopefully, refocus a bit.
Speaking of the teens, I'm now teaching a combined class of the middle schoolers and high schoolers. Heath stepped down as the middle school teacher and so far I've been unable to find a replacement... so I took them into my class. At first I was a little concerned about the age range - and I still don't think it's completely ideal - but I started them on a new series today and they all seem to really like it so far. It's a video series from Ray Vander Laan called "That the World May Know" and I believe I can adapt it to the teens. I remember doing quite a few of these in Terre Haute years ago and they've been on my mind a lot lately. Maybe this is all working out on a good timing in the long run.

Current Location: Hornady Park
Current Mood: contemplative contemplative
Current Music: sounds of the 4H Fair setting up

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