Why Lemony?
(the “About Me” page)

November 01, 2007

Day 4

Now I'm tired. Driving 10 hours I can take, sitting in class all day... now that takes stamina. The mental effort is harder really, than the physical. I am striving to be active and not fall into that passive state of reception that dulls my brain. So far, it's been a good struggle.

Getting to say prayers in the room Abdu'l-Baha stayed in when he visited here helped.



A beautiful sunset with a rainbow?! helps.


Meeting new, interesting people and trying to communicate the struggles and successes in my Baha'i community helps. That's Mehran from Minnesota. She is so hilarious and silly and loving. I met and got to know quite a few really stellar people that I'm really glad to have shared time with. Mehran is one of them.

Catching the beautiful spirit of love from Dr. William Roberts, who is the Treasurer for the whole national Baha'i community helps. I've known him since I was sixteen and he's always been such a great father figure in a spiritual sense. He told us today that he was also slightly horrified to be elected as the Treasurer and thought surely there would be somebody more fit for the job than himself. He's a psychologist by profession and a people person, not an accountant, spreadsheet, numbers-are-my-passion person. So I'm watching him very closely to see how to proceed.

What I really want to talk about tonight is the concepts in Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance because they are floating around, co-mingling with the ideas here at the conference, and I really want to get them straightened out but they are so big and complex that it's kind of hard to get started. I'll try tomorrow. Right now I'm going to play Scrabble with the Fund Development Office (also known as the Cubicle Kids). They're going to beat me so bad. But then I'll teach them speed scrabble and maybe I'll have a chance.

Posted by Bahiyyih at November 1, 2007 08:17 PM

This is so awesome! It's great to hear play-by-play what you're doing. Sounds like heaven! Can't wait to hear more.

Posted by: Layli at November 2, 2007 08:58 AM

Go Biyyah!

Your thoughts are fantastic feedback for the Treasurer's Office. I hear you saying that processing time is as important as information time---that's most valuable information for future gatherings.

Love your role as Fund educator, and that you've delegated the number stuff. An excellent strategy. Hope you can share it, as I'm sure there are others who are in the same shoes.

I hear you loud and clear when you wonder who you are when you're not consumed with mothering. I'm so glad you're spending time with your wonderful self.

Do you remember Green Acre at all from your childhood, the cook who made bunny pancakes for you and Layli, children's classes? Thanks, as always, for sharing your contemplations.



Posted by: Nana at November 3, 2007 12:10 AM