Then there was a gathering of the clan for dinner where more silly stories were told and backyard soccer was played until the ball was kicked into a neighbouring yard and great rolling tears were shed by the young players.
Today I had arranged to drive cousin S and her men to the touristy part of town. On the way, there was a cat on the road and fearing for his owners, I moved the poor deceased moggie to the footpath. I have never done that before and hesitated a little but managed without any real distress.
Lunch with a couple of friends stretched long into the afternoon and I came home just as my young ones headed out. University is almost finished for the year and their collective sigh of relief is almost palpable.
I spent the evening browsing youtube, mostly listening to old hymns, where I came across one I remember singing as a child. The familiar song and congregational singing were comforting after a busy weekend and the final verse was fitting for this coming election week:
- So be it, Lord; Thy throne shall never,Like earth’s proud empires, pass away:Thy kingdom stands, and grows forever,Till all Thy creatures own Thy sway.