Why do you want this job?
-Because I’m desperate. I have not been paid to work for five years. I feel dishonoured and devalued. (Mmm, maybe not. Honesty can go too far. It is also negative, what I flee, rather than positive, what I chase.)
-I don’t. I’m going through the motions. I am supposed to want it. And I don’t, because that might mitigate the disappointment when I don’t get it. (No, I won’t say that, but-)
-Because Quakers are among the few employers who might think spending five years on a spiritual journey of self-discovery is a good thing.
-Because it fits me. Because I could be part of your beautiful space, unobtrusively keeping it beautiful and welcoming. A meeting house is a meeting with the world of spirit, where people hot from the world can cool and relax, and find our better selves. This job needs a blend of practicality and spirituality, practical Love, which I can give.
You might not be seeing me at my best. I am nervous, the situation is stressful, the people are new to me and I have not been here before. If it were my role to care for this place, I would blossom. My love, delight and playfulness would make it even more nurturing and healing, a place of loving friendship and enjoyment, peace and refreshment. I am very beautiful: soft, gentle and peaceful.