Two October journeys have underscored something Lynne and I haven’t embraced enough, and something we want more of: the great blessing of what we have dubbed, “Peace and Space.” Two months ago, before attending the Boston American Leadership Conference, I spent a day in my “favorite town in all the world,” Marblehead, Massachusetts, where Lynne and I used to go on dates and where we held our rehearsal dinner. It’s a place where you can breathe, walking colonial streets as slowly as you want, with vistas of the Atlantic that make time stand still.
Later in October, Lynne and I went to Walla Walla on vacation–sheepherding for Lynne, and wine tasting for Scott. It was another time and place from which Hurry, Pressure, Deadlines, Agendas, and Duty seemed banned. Peaceful. And full of space.
So how do we find such margins at home, here in Seattle? This is an important spiritual quest. I know I want this “peace of God, which transcends all understanding,” (Philippians 4:7). May that be a great blessing for us all in 2012.