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Summer Doldrums Blown Away

Even knowing from experience that “the Spirit can live in the jails,” as George Fox once remarked, there are hot summer afternoons when it is hard to find the motivation to visit such dreary places. “Hello, Mr. Quaker? Are you ready to come out now?” the female guard asked with a slightly ironic smile as I stood behind the bars with a group of seven men in orange jumpsuits waiting to be returned to their cells. “In due time,” I answered, beaming back at her, “but at the moment I’m in good🔒

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Keith R. Maddock is a member of Toronto (Ont.) Meeting.


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