Do You Need Permission To Rest? (You Got It.)

Today is my friend Vincent's* 81st birthday. As such, I'm thinking about something he said to me the first time we went on community vacation. When L’Arche takes vacation, everybody comes along:  core members, assistants, community leaders, office staff. It’s a weekend of campfires, Boggle and scavenger hunts. Assistants still do daily-life routines with core members (somebody's gotta help brush everybody's teeth), but they are leisurely routines. The schedule is flexible. The pace is unhurried. It's a glorious change from the 'real world'. One afternoon, all I did was hang out with Vincent on the porch. We sat in lawn...
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