EuroTrip Blog, Thursday, October 31
Thursday, October 31. Back to work, at least for me. I had volunteered to do a little session for Peggy J. and her community group from the Battersea area of London, and they were coming in early for the Viva event so they asked me if I would meet with them. Peggy had told me the night before that I should grab a taxi in the morning to get to where they were, which was in a beautiful little villa not too far away. At breakfast in the morning I bumped into Mick, who had a car, so I asked him if he would mind taking me there. No problem. At breakfast I also asked Carina and Jess from the training retreat, both of whom had interest in community work, if they wanted to go with us. They did. But I got back to my room to find an email from Peggy that she would get a car and pick me up 15 minutes earlier than I had planned to meet Mick. So I ran down to tell Mick I didn’t need a ride after all, hop into the bathtub for a very quick bath, and just as I got out Peggy knocked on my door. From behind the door, as I’m standing there naked, I told her I would meet her in the car. This was the third or fourth time I had met with this group, and this time I could really tell the difference that they’d started to really catch on to the Principles and helping others with them. A couple of people in this group especially, Tam and Sarah, I really feel a nice bond with. So we had an enjoyable mostly question-and-answer session and I managed to cover all of their issues. They drove us back, and after lunch I headed for the beach, where a number of 3P people had gathered. After talking mostly with Lili for a while I fell asleep and when I woke up only a few people were left. So I took a 20 minute swim in the sea, which felt really beautiful. I could have gone longer but I hadn’t swum in a while and I didn’t want to risk straining my shoulder. I went back to the hotel, jumped into another quick bath, and came back downstairs for a little music jam session run by Lise and Fredrik, with about 10 people sitting around singing. That was nice; I wished I had my banjo, which won’t arrive until tomorrow. Many more people are trickling in to attend Viva, and it’s nice to see them. After dinner, someone wanted to have a session with me so we walked down to the beach and did it while walking through ghosts and goblins, as it’s Halloween. Now it’s time for sleep. Nice day.
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