Sunday, April 29, 2007

I Love A Parade

Yesterday's twenty-second annual Crawfish Festival Parade in Woodbine, Georgia drew participants from a wide spectrum of Camden County inhabitants. They were variously driving antique cars and antique tractors, marching in a band, riding on floats, and driving the Teacher of the Year down Bedell Avenue. And then there were the rest of us standing by and enjoying their efforts.

But the parade was only part of the festival. After the parade we all headed toward the River Walk on the Satilla River where there was food and a stage with a band and singers.

Some of the people at the festival were trying to draw the rest of us into their organizations. A certain political party was passing out cards and trying to register people to vote. The owners of Creative Catering set up a table full of their scrumptious desserts right in front of their restaurant. Who could resist?

On the whole it was a good community event. We saw some people we knew in an unusual setting, and we met new people. It was as if we were in some sort of time warp or bubble where life was easier. Someone remarked that no matter how many people you meet, there are always so many more to meet.

I picture heaven as something of a festival, but on a scale infinitely more grand than we could ask or imagine, where we will have all eternity to meet everyone. Oh -- and I'm hoping that the Creative Catering desserts will grow on trees there.

In peace,

Linda +
The Rev. Linda McCloud
Founding Pastor
The Episcopal Church of Our Savior at Honey Creek

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