Steady on...

We have received three delightful messages from Emily in Rwanda - each one a gentle massage for those stretched-out heart strings of mine. She is happy and healthy and has fallen in love with the people she has met there, and I suspect that it will be her heart strings that will be stretched when she must say goodbye and leave for home. All the while, the rhythms of life on Pollywog Creek have remained seasonal and steady, and friends and family and the church (and the dentist) have provided just enough out-of-the-house activity for me to keep idleness and loneliness at bay.