The contemplative

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So, we have been down for a couple of days with some sort of bug that’s left us feeling tired and listless, among other symptoms. Our medicines from the pharmacy in Cormatin treated the symptoms, but not the root cause, it would seem. We do like one remedy that you rub on both wrists, before inhaling the fragrant fumes. It seems so French.

We have been working on a long post, featuring mention of our contemplative life at Taizé, complete with a Pentecost angle that tied in topics as diverse as our faltering Neufbox (touched not by the Spirit, but, apparently, by a lightning strike some 10 days ago) my current physical and mental states and more, but a glitch in the WordPress client for iPad managed to wipe it out.

So look at this as a default, fall-back post. We’re both still in Ameugny, loving the French countryside if not the French telco (SFR) and its fast-talking robot, although it has taught me enough French to find the option to talk to a live person. Perhaps these long hours on the neighbor’s phone have not been for aught. It’s raining, I’m reading Sci-Fi and gazing out alternately on our 12th century church and the vines, wheat fields and pastures of the River Guy valley…


About Chris Gulker

Chris Gulker, a self-described Infuential Blogger, lived in Menlo Park, California with spouse Linda. He passed away in late October 2010.
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4 Responses to The contemplative

  1. Anonymous says:

    There’s a nasty cold going around, since the weather has been extremely cold & wet for almost all year.

  2. Matthew D-G says:

    Sorry to hear of your dis-ease, and — selfishly — I’m almost more sorry to hear of your lost post. Perhaps when you’re feeling better, the Spirit will help you re-create it. In the mean time, may the Spirit help you both heal…… (truly, almost more sorry; truly your state of health is far more important than the post; well, maybe values in the blogosphere are different. “I post, therefore I am….”)

  3. gulker says:

    That post was truly amazing, emerging as it did from nearly a month’s meditations in the Church of the Reconciliation. The greatest posts ever written are always the ones that the software/computer/hard drive ate…

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