Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Dreams & Hope

"People's dreams are made out of what they do all day. The same way a dog that runs after rabbits will dream of rabbits. It's what you do that makes your soul, not the other way around."
- Barbara Kingsolver
(Read more of Barbara's work, and the writings of others, in Hope Beneath Our Feet: Restoring Our Place in the Natural World)

Thursday, March 21, 2013

Yurt building. Working together.

A while back some of us at Pinecrest got to know each other a lot better over the course of two days while erecting a fabulous yurt. It was cold, the directions were translated into English in a somewhat haphazard way, and none of us had ever done anything quite like it before, but working together we got it done. There's no better way to build community than collaborating on a project that is both a challenge and a group learning experience. When the yurt was finally complete, we all went inside. it was nice to be together, protected from the elements, in a building we built ourselves. we had a little ceremony and toasted each others efforts. 

That yurt is gone now, but the community we kindled on those two chilly spring days still remains.