We did it. YOU did it. I am humbled and deeply moved by your persistence, patience, good humor and faith throughout this campaign to fund Cultivate. I'm out of words for now, but I found this poem by Mary Oliver. Those of you who know me well, know that she's my go-to girl when I need just the right words for big feelings.
My work is loving the world.
Here the sunflowers, there the hummingbird—
equal seekers of sweetness.
Here the quickening yeast there the blue plums.
Here the clam deep in the speckled sand.
Are my boots old? Is my coat torn?
Am I no longer young, and still not half-perfect? Let me
keep my mind on what matters,
which is my work,
which is mostly standing still and learning to be
The phoebe, the delphinium.
The sheep in the pasture, and the pasture.
Which is mostly rejoicing, since all the ingredients are here,
which is gratitude, to be given a mind and a heart
and these body-clothes,
a mouth with which to give shouts of joy
to the moth and the wren, to the sleepy dug-up clam,
telling them all, over and over, how it is
that we live forever.
thank you. thank you. thank you....
If you're in the North Country, or anywhere near, come visit! The festival begins on Thursday, August 9 and runs through Sunday, August 12. Take a workshop, try something new, catch a performance, linger and mingle with the artists, find yourself alive in your body in a new way! Here's a link to the schedule! Hope to share a dance with you soon!
yours in community,