From Victoria to Santa Fe to Flagstaff and Sedona to Grand Canyon National Park to Santa Ynez. A journey has been completed. Another one, of a new and different order, is beginning.
Arrived at San Lorenzo Friary last night. Slept well, unusually well for a first night in a new place. The place is vast and quiet and beautiful. Here in the golden Santa Ynez Valley, I feel like I've never been so far removed from civilization, but I feel grounded and at ease. A good beginning.
The habit has been tailored, and it fits all right. I learned how to knot the cord, too. We're ready to go ... investiture is tomorrow at 4:30 Pacific time.
If you've ever been in the practice of praying, please lend me your prayers now.