It’s always great to be back in Brno.  This visit was no exception.  The train ride through the snowy highlands was beautiful and restful.  It allowed me time to do a final review of my notes for the lecture.   The days are gray, but the view from my window is not bad.

At 5:40, out first guest, whom I dubbed ”first fruits,” arrived.  Before it was over, we had seven visitors from the community.  After the hour long lecture, we had a 30 minute Q &A session.  Mrs Matousek making the difficult journey back to Brno for the lecture was a touching highlight.  As we visited a few minuted after the lecture, she told stories about the challenges of train travel alone and at her age.  She smiled as she told the stories, but it brought me nearly to tears.

Following that, an old friend took me to the Alligator football practice.  Following that, from the safety of a warm restaurant, a couple of us reminisced about the good old days.  On the way to the station Friday morning, I took a few pictures of the Christmas Market in the main square.  Along the way, I saw a street preacher going totally unnoticed- expect by one who has done the same work.  As I waited for the train, I was entertained by the rich, deep sounds of an exhausted passenger snoring.