Nothing but Crows (kaleekolai) wrote,
Nothing but Crows
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Good food, good company, what more could you ask for?

I'm really glad I went out yesterday. I probably could have used the time to get caught up on my readings for class but instead I met some new people and had a great time. There was live music from local Baha'i artists (it was a Baha'i event) and an incredible sense of community. At no time did I feel like I was at an oppressively religious gathering but rather, I felt like I was at an event for like-minded people to come together and just celebrate. The hall we were in was packed with over 500 people and everyone I met was very friendly and willing to shake hands. There was so much diversity in the room it was really amazing. There were many people of all ages and backgrounds. What I really enjoyed most about it however, was the music. The music was incredible and some of it really spoke to me because of how it was written. It wasn't preachy, gospel music but heart-felt and mainly upbeat music, filled with a lot of imagery and the idea of connectedness with the universe.

Afterwards, I got to go to one person's house for supper and ended up chatting for hours with the brother of the woman who I'd gone with. He's a very intelligent guy and I didn't actually realize that we'd been chatting for so long until I got home and saw that it was after midnight! I learned a lot from M (the brother) and found myself really enjoying chatting with him. My head was spinning with ideas and thoughts when I got home and I slept with a smile on my face.

I woke up fairly early this morning with thoughts still buzzing through my mind. I stayed up for about an hour, did a bit of reading and then went back to sleep. I slept blissfully until eleven thirty and woke up feeling more refreshed than I have in days. Seems like some mental stimulation did me some good! Today will be a day to try and get caught up on my readings for class and I will do it with a smile! I feel like I really gained a lot from the discussion with M and he gave me a ton of great information for writing essays that will get me noticed by my profs. Strangely that doesn't really do the conversation justice but I don't know how else to really explain it. He stimulated my mind and really got me thinking about things and I just really hope that he didn't mind me taking up so much of his time.

Tags: baha'i, chatting, event, homework, readings
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