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Monthly Tea and Sharing, Monday June 24th.

posted Jun 20, 2013, 6:29 PM by Five Stones
Irene will facilitate our monthly tea and sharing.  Please bring a poem, flowers, a story, or just good listening.  Following our meditation practices we will take time to enjoy being together as a sangha, sharing with each other.  
Corvallis Friends Meeting House, 3211 NW Polk, at 5:30 PM until 7:00 PM.
Here's a story for today,

 “While wandering a deserted beach at dawn, stagnant in my work, I saw a man in the distance bending and throwing as he walked the endless stretch toward me. As he came near, I could see that he was throwing starfish, abandoned on the sand by the tide, back into the sea. When he was close enough I asked him why he was working so hard at this strange task. He said that the sun would dry the starfish and they would die. I said to him that I thought he was foolish. there were thousands of starfish on miles and miles of beach. One man alone could never make a difference. He smiled as he picked up the next starfish. Hurling it far into the sea he said, "It makes a difference for this one." I abandoned my writing and spent the morning throwing starfish.” 

― Loren Eiseley