“Faith is a passionate intuition.”

For the last two days it rained. Sometimes it poured so much I wished for a tin roof. At night, with my bedroom window open, I could hear the rain flowing off the roof and pelting the deck. My house has no gutters so I was surrounded by rain. It was a delight.

Today is summer. It’s already 71°. The sun is streaming through windows, and Fern and Gracie have a short truce so they can share the warm mat by the front door. I was out on the deck earlier just looking at the world. I always feel lucky to be alive on days like today.

Today I am the featured speaker at the South Dennis Library’s Thursday at 2 series. I am talking about my return to Ghana. I hope the people brought dinner!

One of my students is coming to visit. She has been in Cincinnati with her daughter so she wasn’t there when I was in Bolga. We called her while my students and I were at our last dinner together, and she said she had been looking for me, and now she is missing me (which is Ghanaian English for she didn’t get to see me ). How strange, she said, that I am there and she is in the US. When we spoke last week about her coming to visit and our reconnecting, Franciska said it was God’s work. She said I went to Bolga with faith knowing I would find some students, and I did. It was God’s work that Shetu went to have a beer at my hotel for the first time in one or two years, and that I would speak to them in Hausa and that she would recognize me. Franciska decided it was God’s will that we reunite, and who am I to contradict God’s will.

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10 Comments on ““Faith is a passionate intuition.””

  1. olof1 Says:

    The sun shone most of the chilly day here until work ended and I drove homewards 🙂 We’ll have frost tonight, so the roads will be fun to drive on tomorrow after the rain that just fell 🙂 🙂

    Son fun that You can meet Your old student in the US!
    It’s fun how things works out sometimes 🙂 🙂 According To Harold Camping its gods will that the world will end tomorrow but I have to say I disagree with him (and I’m pretty sure god soes too) 🙂 🙂 🙂

    Have a great day!

    • katry Says:

      It was a beautiful day here today. I love then this time of year-they’re gifts!

      I can barely wait another week until she comes!

      I agree with you, not Harold.

  2. Bill S. Says:

    A bit of Ghanaian English: “I came to your house but met your absence.”

  3. morpfy Says:

    Its starting to get coldr here. but this video made my blood get warmer …http://youtu.be/ZZQlbtlErLo%3d20

  4. Caryn Says:

    Hi Kat,
    Wonderful the way things like that work out, isn’t it? Hope your speech knocked everyone’s socks off. 🙂

    Weather up here was grey until early afternoon and then the sun came shining through. The wind came up as well which made it a bit less pleasant than it might have been but who cares? It’s a little parting shot of summer and I’ll take it.

    Enjoy the day and the visit with your Ghanaian friend.

    • katry Says:

      Hi Caryn,
      They loved my speech and especially loved my pictures. Lots of great questions too.

      It got cooler as it started to get dark. The wind came up here as well, and I had to shut windows. I was thrilled with the day.

      Thanks, Caryn, though she won’t be here for a wqeeek. but tomight was out to dinner and play trivia night.

  5. Lori Kossowsky Says:

    I bet they loved your speech and pictures. It’s another sunny day. Yesterday we had 4 earthquakes. The first one was centered in Berkeley, not too far away. Our nice manager was working under the house– he was pretty jolted. The rest occurred while I was at a concert: Barbara Higbie, Linda Tillery, and Laurie Lewis which I decided to go at the last moment. I’m so tired now. Jewels went to the vet–I won’t mention the $, and she has to go for a fasting blood test early Nov. The Occupy movement is still strong here. Cats occupy everything so Jewels is taking credit for the movement.
    A sleepy wave,

    • katry Says:

      They really enjoyed it, especially the pictures and the music.

      I read about one quake in the paper but it didn’t mention any others.

      Every year it costs me nearly $300 for Gracie’s well dog visit. Somehow all three got fleas when I was in Ghana so I needed special stuff to get rid of them. No dog of mine has ever had fleas before, and I was horrified as I handed over another 300 dollars!

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