Beauty crowds me till I die, Beauty, mercy have on me! -Emily Dickinson

Every person needs to take one day away.  A day in which one consciously separates the past from the future.  Jobs, family, employers, and friends can exist one day without any one of us, and if our egos permit us to confess, they could exist eternally in our absence.  Each person deserves a day away in which no problems are confronted, no solutions searched for.  Each of us needs to withdraw from the cares which will not withdraw from us.
-Maya Angelou

My husband Ron and I made it to Yellowstone National Park. License plates arrayed from all over the country and languages from all over the world. The noise of a loud and bellowing Chinese man seemed disconcerting until we realized he was leading his large tour--the flock of ladies in the restroom were about to miss the next "showing" of Old Faithful. Run!

Next it was the traffic jam on the two lane road past a woodsy piece. "It's a moose!" they exclaimed, and really, it was pretty exciting. When our car slowly rolled by, we could see an elk sitting in the meadow, posing for their photographs. 

Should we have just driven on by like we did? We're a little jaded, I guess. But I think our vacation was made memorable by the fact that now every animal we see off the side of the road gets a great big shout out, "Moose!"  

What is most important in my time away? 
The Living Tradition

4 Corners UU Retreat   this weekend. Registration is still available. 

Emergency Funds Available  
UUFD has received grant moneys from the UUA Disaster Relief Fund. Please contact me  or our Social Justice Team  if you, or someone you know needs some help because of the fire. 

Chair Fund buy a chair for our expansion!

Come Sunday

This week we'll take a break from our Summer Series by gathering at Pine Song for our 4 Corners UU Retreat. Join us (10:30) even if you aren't coming for the rest of the weekend!


Our guest preacher will be my wonderful friend and colleague Rev. Leon Dunkley. 

Always in the love,              Rev. Katie 

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