Wrong. So wrong. It was a totally mind- and soul-blowing experience all told and I need to digest what went on for a bit before I splurge. But, right now I just want to give heartfelt thanks to Danielle, to Amy (who did way more than just cook incredible food) and to Lynn, Caroline, Sarah and Hayley (soul-sisters one and all)...oh, and Dave (who played guitar - another story in itself).
But let me start with the ending. Just before we left, Danielle read out Oriah Mountain Dreamer's poem The Invitation. I have seen the poem around a lot but, you know, I haven't ever really read it, I haven't really listened. This time I shut my eyes and I did listen, and it chimed. A lot. So I thought I'd just put it out here for you in case it has passed you by or in case, like me, you have never really paused to take it in.
There are parts of it that are really harsh, that make me wince - for example, 'I want to know if you can disappoint another to be true to yourself?' Ouch. And many other parts that make me want to punch the air and say 'YES!'
|(c) Oriah Mountain Dreamer - this image from TheChicSite.com|
To be continued...hopefully.