Day 1 (A blast from the past as I learn how this works)
Today we spent time a little differently than we planned. It’s not so much that our planning was bad (because we arrived 40 minutes early to our first stop), but rather life went in directions we could not anticipate. Our interview with Shane Claibourne happened about one hour later than scheduled, and our time with him lasted about 3 hours beyond our scheduled block.
For those of you who know some of the team members well, the lateness of Shane’s arrival created a little bit of confusion/tension. When Shane appeared, slightly startled by our posse and apologetic for his oversight in planning, he explained he had been in a prayer meeting (which had come up as one possible reason for his tardiness). He invited us to join him for breakfast and a few hours of work in the urban garden in addition to our interview. We jumped at the chance and released our frustrations to the breeze as we shoveled and raked dirt and compost into lined garden beds. We worked with a few members of the community, and even met a couple from Nashville passing through Philadelphia.
Knowing that just one day looked like this, I sit in awe of what else will happen along the way.