Next time, do not watch a zombie movie the night before you attend any meditation retreat that includes walking meditation, lest you break out in highly inappropriate giggles at the sight of 30 of your co-retreatees moving very, very slowly and deliberately across the retreat center grounds. Also, remember that if the retreat is silent you may not make jokes about eating flesh, or puns about the living dead. Probably not a good idea even if the retreat isn’t silent.
Today, our Indian co-workers put together a small celebration of Diwali in one of the conference rooms. And while a corporate conference room is hard to transform into a magical festival of lights (unless you count fluorescent), they did make it very special. It was lovely to see so many of my female co-workers in traditional garb, and many of the men brought their families. It was quite delightful.
And no, there were no zombies invited.