Last summer, I became retired as a monastery ranch worker and hay farmer. It happens. Irrigation work was being done by machine. A local rancher was coming in to take the hay. It was a transition for which I was not prepared. I tried to read, study, research and prepare for future teachings, but I missed the ranch. I stayed only seven weeks. This year, I was ready to be "retired" from physical labor. I brought plenty of books, did lots of research and preparation for future teachings, and taught more at the monastery and in town than ever before. It was a wonderful summer. I told the Abbot that someday I may forget to leave. He seemed fine with that. I know that I do not have what it takes to be a monk in a monastery full time. But I also know that God is at work, and more will be revealed.