|Young Nun Valentine's Day Fun|
I packed my shoes when I moved to Chicago to go to grad school. And tonight I'm happy to report that they came off the shelf for a night of young nun bowling. I have a good group of friends from Giving Voice, younger religious from different communities, who are living here in Chicago. Tonight three of us went out bowling to celebrate Valentine's Day. I couldn't have imagined a better way to spend the evening. Was I a superstar bowler? No. But I'm satisfied with my respective scores of 84 and 85. As one of my friends who is a pretty good bowler said, at least I'm consistent! An added bonus was to discover that there was also a skeeball machine at the bowling alley. I only played two games of skeeball but earned a 220 and a 180. I'm a much better skeeball player than I am a bowler!
Soon I'm hoping to give my shoes another test drive with some seminarian friends of mine from the philosophy class I took last Semester. And who knows, there might be some more young nun bowling in my future as well!
All in all this was a good night to cap off a pretty intense first week of the Spring Semester. I'm taking some GREAT classes, but the topics are pretty serious: Ethics of Power and Racism; Ministry, Spirituality and Human Rights Abuse Survivors; Methods in Theology & Ethics; and Sexual Ethics. I think I might need something like periodic bowling outings to help decompress from all deep conversations and heavy reading lists!