Thinking of Whales II

Give the credit to “free association of ideas”. After the previous post, I remember the humpedback whale that John Denver mentions in his song “I Wanna Live”. The song is especial because of the memory of the first real retreat that I attended. It was directed by Fr. Sonny Ramirez, OP and the John Denver song was played as part of an exercise in community-building. In the community, so the meditation went, each of the members have a fundamental desire: to live, to grow, to love. Community-living is precisely to live in such a way that the other is able to fulfill his fundamental desire.