Sunny Day6:56 AM
Here I sit by the window in my cozy little row house, sucking in all the sunshine afforded me on this lovely September day. Students from Queen's College mosey their way down the Stranmillis Lane without a care in the world, that is, until term time begins in October. The luxurious clouds make their way slowly across the sky like fluffy sheep in a field of hazy blue. Today is a day to appreciate my surroundings. Today is a day to be thankful. The past few weeks have been wrought with confusion and craziness, but this moment is mine and I grasp it eagerly; wholeheartedly.
This morning the interns met with Pastor Derek McKelvey. Derek is, from what I can tell, one of those rare few, whose hearts are so steadily attuned to God that they seem to pick up His frequency with very little hindrance from the outside world. Pastor McKelvey is a tall man, (at least compared to my wee 5'6), though, perhaps, nondescript at first glance. He has a pair of, what can only be described as, arresting blue eyes, that seem to see the very soul of a matter, if not of the person them self. It is quite difficult to meet this intimidating gaze, but somehow one can sense that if one's faults are discovered, they will not be quickly judged.
One of McKelvey's favorite pastimes is to approach someone sitting in a chair discreetly from behind and then hurl one of his legs over the top of their head in the fashion of a can-can girl. After this, he will smile sheepishly at the nearest bystander in mock contrition at this outrageous performance. I have been forewarned that if ever I chance to see the vision of an outstretched leg flying over my head, not to blink, not to move a muscle, or, most assuredly, I will be kicked in the head.
Another principle character at Fisherwick is Katherine. Katherine is the assistant minister at Fisherwick and one of those rare people who are gorgeous without having a thing to do with it. She is a tall blond of about 5'8", with blue green eyes that blink and sparkle excitedly whenever she's speaking about something that interests her. Katherine also possesses a soft, soothing voice that belies her quick wit and energetic disposition. I'm sure there will be more descriptions in future blogs.