6:30am: Wake up a bit late. No need to look at the horizon – there isn't time today! Besides, it's always the same peaceful intersection of sea and sky. You can always look at it later!
6:45am: Finish dismantling old Roman wall between barley fields and harbor. Maybe the Romans needed to keep people out, but you certainly don't!
7:00am: Group haircut
7:30am: Set out the nice big gold cross in front of the main chapel. Look how it catches the sun!!
7:45am: Examine conscience. Looking good!!
8:00am: Adorn shrine of St. Cuthbert. You really can't go overboard when it comes to shrine adornment. The more ornate, the better. He was a saint, after all, and people come from a long way away just to look at his shrine. It should be sumptuous!
8:30am: Giltwork, ornamentation, burnishing.
9:30am: Unlock doors, open windows.
10:15am: Display finery
11:00am: Stare vaguely into middle distance; reinforce collective sense of safety and stability
11:30am: Move cells into slightly more exposed position
12:15pm: Working lunch
1:00pm: Welcome strangers into midst without question
1:15pm: Sharpen quills
1:30pm: Beat those swords into ploughshares, baby! We're never going to need swords again!
2:00pm: Train local craftsmen in the gentle trades (copying, shoe repair, sock darning, watercolors)
2:30pm: Silver bracelet giveaway
3:00pm: Cultivate trust, openness, sense of peaceful continuity/stability
3:30pm: Hoard resources
4:00pm: Dust and re-center welcome mat
4:15pm: Feed otters at shoreline :)
5:00pm: Recycle 7th-century defenses for arts and crafts
5:30pm: Trade routes!!
5:45pm: Cultivate barefootedness and vulnerability
6:00pm: Secure attachment
6:30pm: Light dinner in sun-room
7:00pm: Quiet time; enjoy God's protection and favor
7:30pm: Early bedtime. Sun's still out, but there's nothing important left to scan or look at. Might as well turn in!
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