Sunday, June 23, 2013

Today I leave Aldermarsh, a retreat center on Whidbey Island. I've been dancing for 4 days under the sun and moon and rain. I've done the anger dance and the grief dance and the fear dance. I've also danced with great joy. I amy be old and creaky with sore knees and stiff hips but I can still get up, throw my arms around and shout.

Meanwhile there has been delicious food and a hot tub and the best company of others: massage therapists and psychologists and gardeners and painters and poets.

This morning the swallows are swinging over the near fields by the vegetable gardens and the flickers and robins are singing. The moon was huge and bright last night so that I had to get up and go out under it.

Sam and I head back this afternoon and then it's back to work and call and the chickens and the silly dog and domestic life.

May I take this beautiful place with me. Until next time.


Ms. Moon said...

What blessings there are for us in this life.

beth coyote said...

Yes there are.

Radish King said...

When I get to the point where I can't get up and dance at a moment's notice then I will give up. When my kid gets home he always dances with me in the living room just a little but we do it as we have always done it.