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Personal Message from Janice, Open Tent Organizer

From: Janice L.
Sent on: Friday, November 19, 2010 9:05 AM
Hi Y'all,

It feels like I blinked and we went from Sukkot to Chanukah! I deeply apologize for neglecting to plan gatherings for November. I've been in my own little bubble, incubating my relationship. She is the one, there is no doubt. The Sheva Brachot for Sari & Kelly will be our first Tent wedding celebration, and then......... I can't tell you the date yet. Tamara and I have been planning the wedding, but I haven't officially proposed yet. I know, I'm a dork, what can I say?

Back to the Tent, with renewed intent. I know I'm a dictator, but I'm working on subduing my ego. Gathering suggestions, offers for hosting, they are all welcome, truly.

I had a dream a few days ago about a Tent gathering. It was a large gathering - I was excited that so many people came, but every time I tried to get everyone to come together and introduce themselves, groups of people moved away to other rooms or outside. I couldn't get everyone to coalesce in one spot. I felt very frustrated. When I woke up, I took away two ideas from my dream. One - the need for ego work. But also, I feel a lot of people on the periphery of the Tent. People with whom I have corresponded but have not met yet and people who have joined, recently or long ago, who have not been to a gathering yet. And also, people who used to come to gatherings but haven't in a while. O.K. So I surrender a little to the unknown. I acknowledge that it is not my place to control how the Tent grows and changes. BUT. The Tent is open. You have your place in it. I wish you were here.

Wishing you a Chanukah full of light,

~Janice

Havdalah & Chanukah Party

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