Monday, July 12, 2010
JUST LOOK INTO THOSE BIG BEAUTIFUL EYES and you will
understand why we invited Paul the Octopus into our refuge after
German soccer fans threatened to throw him into a frying pan with
some olive oil and beer: hey, HE wasn't PLAYING ON YOUR TEAM,
people, so don't shoot the messenger. He can't help being psychic any more than you couldn't help losing the World Cup!
So, now Paul is here with us, a 'Pus in the City and he is adjusting,
although not certain how he feels about guinea pigs and eating
wheatgrass...perhaps we will find him some Octopus food tomorrow
at the Octopus store downtown. Paul, we welcome you home!
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On Saturday, July 10, the Birch Bay Meditation Center, where mom goes to meditate when she can, held their
second annual "Nature Art Fest" for kids and the theme was "Colour Me Peaceful." This is a free, all day, outdoor camp experience
offered for low-income & special needs children in the community ages 5 - 12, run completely through volunteers and donations. Over 50 kids attended this year!
Beneath each of their "mandala stones" contains a word, a wish, for the world.
We thank all who participated because, clearly, peace is Colourful!
The Birch Bay Meditation Center is a beautiful, quiet retreat nestled amidst deep woods, open fields, an organic garden,
bee-hives, ponds, spectacular views of the San Juan Islands and is dedicated to serving the community through
the Science of Spirituality
as taught by Sant Rajinder Singh.
Mom made it out of bed yesterday and spent the whole day there, enjoying the company of other meditating friends
spending the afternoon together in the orchard with healthy, organic, home-made popsicles. Hip, hip, hooray
for days of wellness and peace enjoyed amongst like-minded, spiritual friends!
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