Not in Oakland. Seriously — we are LOVING this warm, sunny East Bay weather. Three days and we’ve already forgotten why we ever lived in San Francisco.
Let it rain in Honduras.
Well, I’m back with more on the Association for a More Just Society. The Temples have been pretty busy lately with life stuff, but here’s something I’ve learned as I’ve gotten older: you’ve gotta keep it all in perspective (I know, profound, huh? But it’s true, and actually really hard to do). Houses, cars, material possessions — they’re meaningless, really. Just shells for the really meaningful stuff.
So I’m trying to keep my channels open while we’re fixing this house up; staying tuned into the important stuff lest I get lost in a sea of materiality. My lawyer friends’ work on restoring justice to the beleaguered nation of Honduras is one of those things I keep tabs on because it’s of great meaning and impact in this world: far more so than the fate of our old house.
When Jill at AJS came to me a couple weeks ago and asked if I could help out with their new social media campaign, I was therefore thrilled. Of course, I’ve got plenty on my plate right now, but I wanted to make time to get involved and I’m proud to say that somehow amidst all our “stuff,” I have.
My assignment was to photograph people holding an umbrella, with a homemade sign that read, “May peace and justice rain down on Honduras.” And if it’s raining in Honduras right now the way it rained on me in Costa Rica a few weeks ago… Well, this is the right time for a campaign with a theme like that.
I packed a bag with my sign and umbrella and told her I was all over it.
Today is my 34th birthday, and I could be ending this long day by doing a lot of things. But I’ve chosen to sit and reflect on what AJS is doing and share what I’ve been doing for them.
Since I’m not on Facebook (oh, the irony, huh?), this blog post is for Jill, JoAnn, Russ, and everyone else at AJS. Happy birthday to me, and may peace and justice rain down on Honduras.