As is ritual, many of those attending observed Communion. I was raised in the Roman Catholic tradition and tried to remember the last time I participated in this practice. Was I 11 or 12? I couldn't remember but thought that it must have been some time when I was in the 5th or 6th grade. I stopped going to church altogether by 7th grade. I'm a lapsed Catholic.
And then I began to think about the other lapses that have occurred over the years: lapses in judgement (I'm happy to say that these don't happen very often any more); lapses in memory (which are happening more and more - lol), time lapses (this happened just last week when I was ill and had to spend the day in bed), reality lapses (these usually occur when someone says something so stupid/inappropriate and I just sit there (at the dinner/meeting/party/event) and act like everything is normal) and most of all lapses in communication.
I am a lapsed sibling, aunt, friend . . . What a shame. Since this is the only lapse I really care about, I think it's time to close the gap on this. . .