Monday, October 08, 2007

A Big Day on the Horizon

One of my heroes is coming to Washington on November 13, and when I received the mailer last week I knew that there was no way we were going to miss it. Yes, I had to rearrange our travel schedule back into D.C. that day (A. and I will be in the Big Apple for a few days prior), and we'll have to go straight from the train station to the National Cathedral, but it's a small price to pay (and as far as Amtrak was concerned, there was no price to pay for changing our arrangements).

There aren't many chances that people get to meet and listen to Desmond Tutu; for me, this particular Tuesday evening in November is one of those times. A powerful voice speaking on a powerful topic ("The Spirituality of Reconciliation"), and -- God willing -- A. and will be there with hundreds of other admirers of a man I believe to be one of the greatest of the last century, if not all of history.

If you're in the D.C. area and would like to learn more, you can go here.


rdl said...

Good for you - enjoy!

Sandie said...

He is one of my heroes too! I am also blessed that he is a personal friend of our Bishop and that even though I got to meet him briefly once, Athena and Kayleigh (and about 40 other teens) got to spend three full days with him when he and our Bishop came to Sr. High Camp. It was a pretty amazing experience! They still talk about it years later.

Kansas Bob said...

Have a great time - look forward to hearing about it. Here is a quote that sums up civil rights for me:

"If you are neutral in situations of injustice, you have chosen the side of the oppressor. If an elephant has its foot on the tail of a mouse and you say that you are neutral, the mouse will not appreciate your neutrality." -- Desmond Tutu

Patchouli said...

How amazing will that be! I'll be looking for a full report.

ipanema said...

i can sense the excitement. do give us your insights on this.

BTW, I have something for you in my blog. :)

Barbara (aka Layla) said...

VERY exciting! I hope you share all about it after!