Over the River and Through the Woods…
Early this morning I woke up around 10, got something to drink, and crawled back into bed, having set my alarm clock for 5. I had nothing to do today, but I did. Somewhere I had filed an appointment with one of my guys for 1 o’clock. Damn … I reset my alarm clock and slept for a couple hours.
That did not last very long. I got up and dressed for a trip to the store to do my shopping for the day/weekend/knowing probably that I will need to go out on Saturday again. I unpacked and waited for my friend to arrive.
When he departed, I had some lunch and farted around.
We all have an internet routine, well, at least I do. You know, the cycle of Email, Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, Blogs I read, You Tube so forth and so on. And once I finish my cycle – I am done. At least for a few hours. Once I finish everything I want to do, and there is nothing else to do, having covered all the bases, I am on free time. I don’t usually want to sit here and stare at the screen, because that drives me bat shit crazy … which usually ends up with a nap at whatever time that cycle comes to an end.
The other night there was a massive pipe burst up on the route I travel to the Friday meeting. An entire stretch of St. Joseph is closed, which means ALL the buses that feed the Laurier station, are terminating away – blocks away – from the station. That all but shut down a massive amount of traffic, and people have to walk a ways to find their bus.
With that in mind, I left uber early, not knowing what was going to happen. There are two ways to get to the Friday meeting. One is up Parc to Laurier on the 80 bus. I never usually take that bus North because I always miss my stop for some reason. So I choose the longer route, Green to Orange, and Laurier and the 51 bus, that is a direct route to the church.
I arrived at Laurier, and followed people away from the station to where the supposed stop was, Up the block were signs for some of the buses, but no sign for the one I wanted. Not seeing a sign, I decided to keep walking up St. Joseph to the first real “Stop” for the 51 bus, where there was a shelter, and I waited, the bus arrived shortly after I got to that stop, and I took it the rest of the way.
Because of the Bus Snafu… People were coming in, in shifts. A lot of people come in on that route. We sat a full crowd and we read from A.B.S.I. Courage and Prudence.
“Prudence is a workable middle ground, a channel of clear sailing between the obstacles of fear on the one side and of recklessness on the other. Prudence in practice creates a definite climate, the only climate in which harmony, effectiveness, and consistent spiritual progress can be achieved.”
“Prudence is rational concern without worry.”
How often do we use the word prudence? What does it mean ?