If yesterday was my day of solitude, then today was my day of...not solitude. I think I had as many interactions today as I did when I was doing the global scavenger hunt, something I didn't realize I was missing until just now. But the thing that made today most special was being present in the present moment.
Instead of running through mental to-do lists or rushing off to get to the next thing, I allowed myself time to connect with the person in front of me. I stayed for study after service. I offered to help with a church picnic. I had lunch with one new friend and one old. I got to know the guys who sell jewelry and play the saxophone (named Sally) on Thayer. I hung out with my friend on her free day at home and enjoyed a Chomp dinner on their renovated patio.
It was a day that exhausted me, but in the best possible way--it was pushed full with life and conversations and meaningful moments. I'm always and again so thankful to be a part of this RI community, this hodge podge of unique personalities who are destined for great things.