It's been a year since my last entry and, not so ironically, I find myself back to the place that inspired me to compose the previous post. This environment, appropriately titled, provides the time, the quiet, the space, to release, focus, and explore. I have been more productive the past 4 days than I have over the past several weeks. The calm of the land, coupled with the collaboration of the participants, has pulled something out of me that I did not fully recognize was missing.
As I depart and head back to the city tomorrow I am hoping to tuck this magic into my pocket, like a perfect poem on worn paper that I can pull out and re-read again and again. "I went into the woods because I wished to live deliberately, to front only the essential facts of life, and see if I could not learn what it had to teach, and not, when I came to die, discover that I had not lived."