I sat in the parking lot of the baseball park facing the Church. I was to attend an event at the Church with some friends. It was an event I wanted to go to, with friends I was happy to see. But, it has been so long since I have been in a church, I was a bit nervous.
As I sat there I saw someone park in the minister's proscribed spot. Then I saw a group of teenagers show up, teenagers make me nervous. Perhaps I was in the wrong place, maybe I would be walking into a Church function.
I sat in my car in the parking lot next door to the Church and waited until I saw my friends arrive. They arrived at the appointed hour. I got out and entered. My nostrils assaulted with musty bible smell. It was, thankfully, a Unitarian Church, so it wasn't like there were crosses with Jesus hanging around. It was really just a big building.
My friend was already in the multi-purpose room, so I didn't immediately see her once I walked through the doors. I saw a sign that announced all the Church activities for TODAY. Crap Monkey, I have been suckered into a Church event. My friend is going to save my soul.
Nervously, I peak into the room, and I see her. She is 6' tall, so easy to spot. She waves and welcomes me in. I walk over, a bit relieved, because it is just a room of people playing games. She introduces me around and chastises me for not having my knitting on my person. It was in the car.
As I scampered out to the car to get my knitting, much relieved that things were as they were to be, it dawned on me... her Facebook profile says she is Buddhist. I didn't need to worry in the first place. The folks organizing the event really were just borrowing the space.
The event as a whole was worth the price of admission. More on that tomorrow.