22 June 2007

Hello Goodbye

The Surrey Local Group met on Saturday 16th June 2007 for the last time......at least, that was the intention. There were nine of us there, and three apologies for absence....and it felt very much that we were a real group, enjoying each others's company and as ready as ever to share our thoughts with each other.

The theme was "Letting go", and it felt appropriate, for we have had some sessions over the last with very poor attendance. yet when the time came some of us wondered why we needed to do that. Several people brought contributions, and our most recently joined member (the "youngest", he called himself, and perhaps he is that too) expressed regret and read us the Lennon/McCartney lyric:


You say yes, I say no,
You say stop and I say go, go, go.
Oh no.
You say goodbye and I say hello
Hello, hello.
I dont know why you say goodbye.
I say hello.

That said it all....so we have decided to hang on in there as an email group, and meet up once or twice a year to go to a lecture or an (appropriate?) play.

And there was a verse from William Blake, rightly so:

He who binds to himself a joy
Doth the winged thing destroy
But he who kisses the joy as it flies
Lives in eternitie's sunrise.

So we have let go of our monthly meetings, and have said Goodbye but will soon again say Hello at the Jack Spong day on 20th October.

Dont hesitate to make contact if you want to join us there, or contribute to our emails.