Linda and I walked approximately 6 miles today, to the village of Confrançon and back – easily the farthest distance I’ve covered in over two years. The legs were pretty tired by the time we’d climbed the hill back up to Ameugny, but I was delighted.
We made it to the house in time to have lunch – bread, cheeses, sausages, tomatoes and other goodies, including some very nice local Maconnais wine – with David, Ricki and Simone, our most recently arrived housemate. Simone is a member of the Sisters of Social Service based in Washington, D.C. where she works as a lobbyist for the poor.
We’ve been at Taizé almost every day since we arrived, including atendance at the candlelit evening service last night. The pair, above, are two of the about 3,000 young people who gathered at Taizé this week for a course of spiritual discovery. After last night’s service, two of the Taizé Freres, Brothers Pedro and John, joined us for wine.
I’ve enjoyed cooking – chicken braised French country style Friday night, and Cassoulet (New Orleans style) tonight. Linda and I also squeezed in a trip tto nearby Cormatin, to walk the grounds of its chateau and eat lunch at Blé d’Or. As the head notes, we have been trés occupé…