Thursday, August 19, 2010


Our class is growing, and I don't just mean in physical numbers, but in weight of friendship, in depth of emotion, in that kind of dimension. Teens as you know have started coming to class. Seniors continue to bring friends, and now, teens have started to bring friends too.

And so many members, regardless of age, have started paying tributes to friends: Mo gave a spontaneous speech last week about what an honest guy Michael is; Helen dedicated an entire story to Arthur to turn his bad day upside-down (downside-up!); Barbara wrote one for Paul with prayers for his illness to get better; Cary, one of our teens, and a big guy, wrote a delicate story today called "One of A Kind" in honor of his best friend, Nieke, who was sitting at the far end of the table.

It's like... it's not just simple math; it's like an exponentially deepening feeling. I don't know how to express it fully in this blog post, but I just want you to know this has been happening. To quote one of our teens, Sarah, I think I should sit here for a little bit and "just take it all in."

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