Wednesday, June 13, 2007

Grotto of the Redemption

Ah! The blandness of a summer that aspires to be the fall!!! I am constantly busy still… and this is a time that I anticipated would be relatively free! I was talking with mummy yesterday and told her how each day seems to be busier than the one before. She said that I was growing up, and that that is what life is like. I don’t want life to be like that. I want to stop and have some R&R time for myself. But I don’t see any such thing happening. Maybe doing practicum and three groups in the summer was not such a good idea after all. This week Omana auntie’s best friend was in town. So I have not had to bother about cooking all week. We did a lot of things and that kept me busy. I think this must be the fourth post in the last two months about how busy I am. I am beginning to sound like a broken record playing complaints and rants all the time.

Everything outside is delightfully beautiful. This is the most clement summer I have ever experienced. And yet, I cannot enjoy it because every day and every evening, I have something or the other going on. But on Monday I went to the Grotto of the Redemption in West Bend, IA. It is a delightful little grotto built by a priest who started work on it in the 1930’s, I think. The work is not completed yet. The grotto, comprising of 9 smaller grottoes, is built entirely out of rocks and minerals from places around the world. I had seen pictures before I went, and it looked quaint but hardly impressive. But up close, the rocks, and consequently the grotto, are breathtaking. One little man made it possible. I wish I could bequeath something like that to the world. I doubt it. I had a lot of fun, though. So you see, even though I complain, I do have a few instances when I take time off for myself. :)


Nisha said...

What do i say for this one????

Ok... it is nice, but i liked your previous blog more.....(maybe because it was about me ;-) .....)

Asha Stephen said...

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