Wednesday, October 17, 2007


I've started a few new things recently. One of them is taking Swedish lessons because I'd like to become fluent. The other is going to a progressive (i.e., not part of the Religious Right) Church.

This past Sunday, I saw my Swedish teacher at Church and he ended up sitting next to me. While we were waiting for the service to begin, we proceeded to have a conversation in Swedish. We talked about work, Swedish class, what we had done over the weekend, and then he asked me if I was a Christian. In response, I said that I was not a Christian, but more of an Agnostic. Mind you, this was all in Swedish.

I then asked him what he was. To my surprise and delight, he said, "I'm a Buddhist." My church might just be the coolest church ever.

The next day, I opened up my email and found an email from my Swedish teacher inviting me to a guided meditation that he was going to be doing this week. How awesome is that? I've been talking about wanting to meditate for the last year, but have only had limited success. Then, suddenly, I go to Church, meet a Buddhist, and am now going to meditate tonight.

Divine intervention? Perhaps.


HB said...

hm, i'm thinking multiple free lessons on a variety of subjects. LOL. you go, buttercup! :)

wordnerd said...

sounds like the stars are aligning...if you tell me that he is also hot, 30ish and available....then, I'd tell you that the whole UNIVERSE is aligning.

have a good weekend buddy!

InterstellarLass said...

Is this a Unitarian church? Those are pretty liberal and welcome people of all faiths.

Gypsy said...

For fortuitous! And your church sounds so neat.