Tag: retreat

I’ve been to a silent retreat before. It was a weekend. It started on Friday night and lasted until Sunday morning. During that time, we were not to speak at all, only listen to a few speeches and spend the rest of the time reading and/or contemplating and meditating. I thought that it would never end, but it did! In general, people that I know just don’t believe that I’m an introvert. Well, I’m pretty close to the line, actually…

La madrugada is the Spanish word for “dawn”. I just like the sound of it. Saturday morning, around dawn, I spent an hour and just a little bit more, exploring my backyard. I’ve lived in this house for just over 3 years and have never spent an hour in the backyard, other than to cut the grass and trim the edges. Saturday, I got to have a look at my crepe myrtle trees, my neighbor’s grapevine, a weed or two…