Sweet home Indiana! After 13 days and numerous van issues (transmission fun) it was without a doubt, a great joy to enter into Indiana. For the first time in a long time, I return filled with joy & hope, knowing without a doubt the way forward into the future and why I am situated where I am at this point in my life.
Does leaving all that you have and stepping into an alternate reality like the Rainbow Gathering morph out to create waves into your own life? It cannot help but do so. I don’t think I have EVER been so grateful for hot showers, warm beds, washing machines, toilets that flush (and aren’t in the ground) and all those creature comforts we Americans take for granted. Running water! How could I forget that! But beyond creature comforts, for me, the Gathering has helped coalesce and focus a whole host of things to point me in a direction from which there is no return.
Look for more posts in the days ahead. In the meantime, you’ll notice our tag line has changed – the man child leaves “tween” behind to enter “teen” this next week. I made it home for that big event (Thank you God!) and Monday we begin the celebration of him and his moving from man child to man teen? Man-in-training? Man of the moment? I don’t know. I’ll give it some thought. Man child is growing up, as we all are, and after so many events in this last week, which only appeared on my radar well after they occurred, I am going to celebrate his coming of age at such a time as this and all that is planned for his sweet life.
Celebrate with us folks! Celebrate life! Celebrate toilets! Choose gratitude today. What do you have in your life that you are thankful for? I know for many, life is hard and filled with tough choices. But I challenge you to choose just one thing today to celebrate with a sense of gratitude.