Friday, April 10, 2015
I understand now why the lure of a Squam Art Workshops retreat is so great. It holds the sisters I never had, the neighbors I wish I had, and the friends I long for. I think some people are lucky-they experience change and connection in their first retreat. It's took me 4 tries. Yes, I'm a late bloomer and a very shy one at that.
My time at the last fall Squam was different from previous visits. I felt real acceptance from the women in my cabin that I had previously only seen there, but not experienced. It felt like I finally, finally met women who understand what I’m going through: how to engage and remain true to myself and not always pull to the needs and lure of others and to nurture what is creative and original in myself. I know now what it is like to have a "tribe" at Squam, to ask a hard question and have it answered, to offer a heart with openness.
It is rare to be in such fine company.
I don’t see them often but I keep up with their lives in Facebook and Instagram and would like to see them there again.
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