It's been muggy for days (I disapprove -- it's autumn, yo!), but the weather finally broke sometime before I left work today. If I'd known how much it would cool off, I would have seriously considered bringing a jacket. When I got off the train in Norwood, the misty rain had gotten heavier, but I didn't take out my umbrella -- partly because Perks isn't that far from the train station, and partly because I'm stubborn, but also I think because I was really enjoying the cool and the rain.
Talking about the pastoral search committee, my mom said that one thing about United that has survived the many iterations is its ability to welcome folks who are odd ducks -- people who don't have people of their own can find a place there. This made me feel warm about this church that is no longer mine.