Archive for the 'Meeting' Category


So, I got ahold of the Seoul Quakers.  There seems to be some debate as to whether Meeting is happening this coming weekend or not, due to Chuseok, but I’m going to go up anyway.  Traveling anywhere else will be expensive, and Landoll and his wife have a guestroom that I am apparently more than welcome to stay in.  Especially given the grossness of my current accomodation, I don’t really care to spend a 4 day weekend puttering around Jindo, since that’s what I do on an average weekend anyway.  So, Seoul it is.  Maybe this time I’ll actually make it down to Suwon to see the folk village.

It will be nice to see them again.  Things have been a bit stressful here, and even though Meeting may not happen, just being around other Quakers was very calming, and so I think it will do me a world of good.  Besides, there’s another 3 day weekend at the end of the month, so I can also always go to meeting then, instead.  Sadly, there’s no holidays in November, and so while I will probably still attempt to head up there for a weekend, it will have to be a whirlwind trip.  But, hopefully it will work and be worth it.

Anyway.  This entry was probably more appropriate for Jindo Waygook than here, but whatever.

Meeting of Seouls (the pun, it’s killing me!)

I will write more about it later, but today I went to the Quaker Meeting that’s in Seoul.  Even though I had never met any of the people there, and hadn’t been to a Meeting in a long time, it felt oddly familiar (in a good way).

Some of the members offered to let me stay with them in the future when I come to Seoul.  Given the stress that sometimes results from my surprisingly hectic life in the backwater of Korea, I would love to be able to trek up to Seoul once a month or so to attend Meeting there.  The train costs about $35 each way, which isn’t bad, but the main thing that keeps me from going to various destinations is the lodging cost.  With that out of the picture, it becomes quite affordable.  Plus, once they move me back into my overly-large apartment, I will be able to have guests again, and I can return the favor!

Anyway, I need to go to sleep for now, but I will write more about it later.