I had myself all tucked into bed and ready to sleep when I remembered I hadn’t written my blog. It was just so much fun this evening with friends around a camp fire that my usual evening routine went out the window.
It is my last night of five at Five Oaks in this residency and the 16 of us who are here decided to have a good old fashioned camp fire.
The setting was beautiful on the side of the hill under the big old oak. The weather was perfect. The stars were beginning to emerge through the deep blue evening sky.
I’m sure there have been hundreds of fires there over the years since this place was built in the 50’s.
We laughed and sang. People we never suspected got a little silly and we shared great laughter. We also listened to the sounds around us. An owl was calling. The distant voice of a coyote stirred some uneasiness. The sweeping and diving of bats let us know spring is here in earnest. All this reminded us that we are part of a much bigger picture.
It has been a wonderful week of friendship, learning and challenge. We now move on to the next step with hope in our hearts that we will meet again soon.