Coming home from retreat is a little like what I imagine reentering the earth's atmosphere after space flight is like: bumpy, challenging and dangerous. It's good to get away periodically though, and come home reloaded with grace and a couple of resolutions.
Despite no-child #8's whining--he is sick, and two-years-old--and no-child #5's piano practicing, which reminds Noman of Janey in "It's A Wonderful Life," this year's reentry has been pretty smooth. 'Heaven, Tranquility Base here. The Eagle has landed."
Noman is a lucky fellow