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Award-winning artists gather to cultivate dance and community, enlivening the cultural field in the beautiful town of Bethlehem, NH.
154 backers pledged $7,184 to help bring this project to life.

oh my people....we did it....

Posted by Katherine Ferrier (Creator)

I am so grateful to you all, that I can't find my words.  When that happens, I often turn to Mary Oliver, whose beautiful lines never fail to hold what needs holding...

The Summer Day

Who made the world?
Who made the swan, and the black bear?
Who made the grasshopper?
This grasshopper, I mean-
the one who has flung herself out of the grass,
the one who is eating sugar out of my hand,
who is moving her jaws back and forth instead of up and down-
who is gazing around with her enormous and complicated eyes.
Now she lifts her pale forearms and thoroughly washes her face.
Now she snaps her wings open, and floats away.
I don't know exactly what a prayer is.
I do know how to pay attention, how to fall down
into the grass, how to kneel down in the grass,
how to be idle and blessed, how to stroll through the fields,
which is what I have been doing all day.
Tell me, what else should I have done?
Doesn't everything die at last, and too soon?
Tell me, what is it you plan to do
with your one wild and precious life?

thank you.

thank you.

thank you...

I'll be in touch real soon about getting your goodies to you.  Looking forward to seeing many of you next week at Cultivate!  sweet dreams!

in gratitude and community,

Katherine

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    1. Amy Chavasse on

      Congratulations Katherine. and thank you for the poem.... only you would think of that. I need some grass and grasshoppers now, but the rain is pouring down-- which is sweet in its own way.
      Hopefully I can clear a space in my schedule next year for Cultivate, as I surely do need some cultivation!!!!