January’s meeting and program focused on Indoor & Outdoor Ambient Air Quality. It began with a Reflection, time was provided for attendees to tell personal stories, there were PA IPL updates and introductions, and then we learnt more about indoor & outdoor ambient air quality from Ms. Wigington.
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PA IPL’s 2018 Annual Conference was in Pittsburgh, on Saturday, October 27th, across the river from Squirrel Hill. The terrible news broke just as the first people were arriving. Most people heard the news at the conference. We made space for prayers together, and songs and prayers already planned took on different significance.
Filmmaker Kirsi Jansa was there, and captured the audio from the song “Return Again” by Rabbi Shlomo Carlebach, led by Barb Ballenger, and sung by all present. She set the audio to scenes from the following hours and days. Despite what the screen below says, the video link will work well, it just will take you to Kirsi’s vimeo page.
Return Again from Kirsi Jansa on Vimeo. Return again, return again Return to the home of your soul Return to who you are Return to what you are Return to where you are Born and reborn again.
The song followed a shared litany that had the repeated line “We have forgotten who we are.”
Comments by the president of the national IPL network, the Rev. Susan Hendershot, and some further reflection about connections can be found on our Facebook page, where you are welcome to join in the conversation.