Friday, July 11, 2008

Half Way Through (almost)

This is my first blog attempt so be kind. I wanted to share to a small degree the emotional roller coaster that these first 5 days have been. As you know, after hours I have reconnecting with friends that I haven't seen in 25 or 30 years, and that has been extremely rich, but also tinged with sadness as I see in their faces the 16 year olds they were, and now in their mid-50s we are looking at the down-sloping part of the metaphoric life-hill. But it is so wonderful to see them. Layer this on top of the readings, lectures, museum exhibits, survivor testimony, and I wonder how many more emotions I can feel. I want to say that the humor interspersed with all the rest is what keeps me sane (a relative state), and I thank you all for that and for the caring that everyone is showing one another. Deep breath and on to another day, another adventure, another discovery.
Leslie

2 comments:

Danielle said...

Leslie,

It has been wonderful getting to know you. This experience, as you say, has been one new emotion after another - and will not soon be ready for it to end. Thank you for everything you've brought to the group!

~Danielle

Larry Neuburger said...

Leslie, I am so glad you have shared. I think it takes a lot of courage to go back and see people after not seeing them for many years. I am in a great space in my life right now, but it hasn't always been that way. I just try to remember we all are in this life thing, and that means we face good times and bad. I don't know you real well, but I believe you are a compassionate person. Thanks for picking me up today. You were just what I needed. Thanks for being here. I look forward to seeing more of you here.