1. When Odysseus comes back to Ithaca in disguise, no one recognizes him except his aged dog. This moment in The Odyssey makes me nearly cry. I was telling Melanie about this and she said, in reference to the work we've been doing with the hero's journey, that dogs don't need a hero's journey. They're already there. I nearly cried.
2. I have lousy teeth. I know it. They know it at my dentist's office. I go to the dentist every three months. Kristen treats me so kindly, does such superb work, is so nice that I look forward to my visits. It's the same when I work with the dentist himself, Dr. Robert Stephenson. He's a calm, straight shooter. Today's visit to the dentist was again a pleasure. I never in my life thought I'd say this, but here I go: I love going to the dentist.
3. At tonight's meeting at church for deacons, lay eucharistic ministers, and lectors, I had a good time shooting the breeze with Adrienne, Nancy, and George, getting caught up on things and having a few good laughs -- a lot of good history there. I also realized I've been reading Old Testament lessons at St. Mary's for twenty-three years now. A lot of good history there.