Well, Wednesday was a really big day. Jealaine Marple and I, as co-presidents of the Middler class, spent most of the evening on the festivities that accompanied Internship Assignment Day. We had a small gathering amongst the Middlers with BYObeverages in Fritschel, which was fantastic – it was wonderful to see everyone pulling together and supporting each other. This was followed by a service of Holden Evening Prayer for the Wartburg community. Jealaine and I co-led the service, and we did it in what we jokingly called “punk rock style,” which was really just using fairly clean electric guitar and bass (and a Djembe). We also had a special sequence of intercessory prayers written for the occasion. After that, we retired into the Refectory for a dessert potluck, which was a smashing success. Actually, I think the whole thing was amazingly successful, and we had twice as many people at each event than I had expected.
As for my own internship assignment, I’m rather pleased with where we’re going, but I’m not allowed to publicly disclose the assignment until Friday afternoon. A friend of mine – and Wartburg alumnus – was saying it was weird how cryptic everyone’s Facebook status messages have become. Cryptic, yes, but honoring the confidentiality with which we’ve been entrusted. So it’s been a good, but very long day, and even as I write this after six or seven hours of sleep, I’m still feeling bone-weary over the whole thing. Thank goodness that my weekend starts at 12:30p this afternoon.