The process as I understand it is as follows:
GC41 asked for a Comprehensive Review
> GC Executive stuck a Comprehensive Review Task Group (CRTG)
>> CRTG spent two years listening and discerning and offered a report to GC42
>>> GC42 gave the report of the CRTG to a Sessional Committee
>>>> The Sessional Committee spent countless hours reviewing the report of the CRTG and brought forth a report with recommendations (A Proposal) on the Report
>>>>> GC42 is now considering the Proposal as drafted by the Sessional Committee but there is not yet a motion on the floor...
Perhaps you can understand why, when the opportunity presented itself, that going for a ride on a twisty road was much more appealing - even if the max speed limit for the whole run was 60KM... I would still be further ahead... as stated by a colleague: its going to take a lot of work to make the Comprehensive Review and the process used to arrive at the end product comprehensible to the folk back home...
So off I went...
|Looking up the coast at the|
turn off to Curling Road
|The road unfolds|
|View from Blow Me Down|
Potential for the future always overcomes the pain of the past!
Don't blame or shame yourself for something you did not know.
It was an emotional moment to realize that I'd written those words two years ago and to know that I've begun to make some very significant changes in the my life. And, that these changes have contributed to my finding peace, giving love and creating more beauty in the form of reflections, poems and photographs.
|View from the deck of|
Captain Cook's Galley
With lunch consumed and the bill paid I continued on to Little Port in the rain, hoping that it would not turn into a downpour as I really didn't want to go to the trouble of putting on my rain gear.
As I headed east toward Corner Brook the rain became a little heavier... I didn't stop until I got to Tim Horton's where I warmed up with a coffee and a conversation with Peter Short and Nora Saunders about riding and exploring and the life and times of GC42... reminding myself that I was a visitor... and holding close to my heart Peter's words from last night: "The good spiritual path always begins with respect..."
Unfortunately my respect was in short supply as I learned of a challenge being faced by a friend back home... some people can be so hurtful... and there is nothing that can be done... except show up, bring your best self, and do the right thing... repeating as necessary...
... on the Sabbath Road...