Seattle is Graced by Potta: Sweating the Details

Generally, if you want to make something look easy, work intensely and smartly on the planning and preparation. As Ben Franklin said, “Success is 1% inspiration and 99% perspiration.” The work prior to the Potta retreat was no exception. I can only speak from the observations of an outsider but the many workstreams (music, location, equipment, food, childcare, publicity) required steady effort to tease out the details, practice on an extensive basis in some instances and this preparation greatly reduced the number of last minute fire drills that occurred. Central to all of this was prayer and reflection on the part of many. It was a classic example of a “growing experience” for those involved and proved out the strength of the relationships within our community’s members.


The Choir Brought a Prayerful Tone to the Event – –
Abe Pachikara, Copyright 2008 (click for larger image)


A Sumptuous, Impromptu Dinner at Sarah & Mathew’s Home – –
Abe Pachikara, Copyright 2008 (click for larger image)


Winding Down After the 1st Full Day – –
Abe Pachikara, Copyright 2008 (click for larger image)


Wristbands to Ensure the Right Person Picks up Each Child – –
Abe Pachikara, Copyright 2008 (click for larger image)

Arts & Crafts; Ashwin takes some toddlers thru a story – –
Abe Pachikara, Copyright 2008 (click for larger image)


Games – –
Abe Pachikara, Copyright 2008 (click for larger image)

Gazing into the Camera – –
Abe Pachikara, Copyright 2008 (click for larger image)

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