Tonight I'm showing you my prayer beads.
They were made by a junior youth in a JY group I was animating about six years ago. I'm still in touch with some of the members of that group. It's been a treat to watch them grow up and was a bit of a shock to realize they were heading to university this year. While handling the beads tonight I was think back on the time we spent together in that group. At the time it felt like a great deal of work to keep everything going week after week, but now it seems like the time I spent with them was far too short. It suddenly feels very tangible to realize what a fleeting yet crucial time the period of junior youth really is.