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Douglas, Alaska, United States
I have lived in Alaska since 1978, having come to Juneau as a Jesuit Volunteer. I fell in love with Alaska and now live on Douglas Island with my husband and two dogs.

Saturday, August 6, 2011

Whew: A Goodbye, an Opening, and a Transfiguration

Today is the first day in weeks that I have nothing that I have to do (except go to a party tonight - more about that later!)

Yesterday was a whirlwind of preparation to get everything ready for Miguel's departure.  He will be spending about a week in Portland before heading to Kentucky via Greyhound.  He wants a cross-country adventure, so chose to take the bus rather than flying.

I went to bed last night at 7:45 and slept like a dead animal until 6 this morning.

We took a couple of pictures last night before heading to the airport.  Here is one of the four of us before Miguel said goodbye to Phoebe.  She was trying to bi-locate because she had an art opening but also wanted to spend a few minutes together before Miguel left.

How fitting that the Church was in the background.  
The Church is always in the background of our lives!

And here is one at Juneau International Airport.
And off he goes!

Phoebe and Miguel at the opening reception.
(photo courtesy of Figment Gallery)

                      Here's a picture of Charles, proudly pointing to "Grandma in the Kitchen", one of Phoebe's pieces at the gallery.  We are so proud of her!

Today is the Feast of the Transfiguration of the Lord.

I love this icon, with Peter, James and John so overwhelmed by the transfigured vision of Christ that they fall down the mountain.  May we also be transfigured!

“At his Transfiguration Christ showed his disciples the splendor of his beauty, to which he will shape and color those who are his: ‘He will reform our lowness configured to the body of his glory’” (Philippians 3:21) (St. Thomas Aquinas, Summa Theologiae).


  1. Traveling mercies to Miguel and I pray for blessing on his bus adventure.
    So good you could all be together to see him off.
    Transfiguration-Yes, may we be more like our Saviour.

  2. You know I love the Mountain of Transfiguration. I guess if we behold the risen Christ as they saw Him we could be transfigured too. I never thought about that until you wrote that. I love that passage so I will go look it up and meditate on it.
    Thank you for your comment, My chickens are the only animal I have around here who works for a living. :)
    Have a great week.


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