I left this blog in January, with my attention toward moving North. For awhile, it seemed as if that were exactly the direction I was pointed. My position working at a retirement residential facility in Emeryville came to a close as my position was eliminated. As with most people in their 60’s, I was anxious that I might never be hired again. I applied to many positions north of the San Francisco Bay Region with no success. I applied to another retirement residential facility in San Francisco and was hired with a start month of April. I was offered both full time and part time employment and opted for the part time. The facility is one that serves primarily Jewish residents, I am Christian. How would I be received? Would I be open to receiving them? Both were questions that I pondered as I prepared to begin working. I am happy to say that I am delighted with my new position. I am leading a phenomenal creative writing group, an equally phenomenal short story group, and have recently begun a Mandala group. The Executive Director asked me how I felt about being working at his facility, I said that I felt honored. I do. I also feel deeply privileged to listen to residents, some of whom are Holocaust Survivors. I am aware that the lens that I see through is a Christian one, but I am immersed a few hours a week in service and in something very creative that augments my perspectives. I feel deeply blessed.