My suitcase is packed - sleeping bag, pillow, and towels. Also, indoor and outdoor shoes and hiking clothes. On Monday, May 14th I fly to Minneapolis, Minnesota and venture north to Timber Bay Camp where I will spend 4 days with a group of circle keepers as we explore this year's theme of Restoring Hope. The most recent email I received from the two amazing organizers simply stated "We are looking forward to bringing practitioners together to fill each other's cups as well as reconnect or connect deeper through storytelling."
Storytelling? Restoring Hope? Connecting? Nature? I don't think I will be able to sleep. Needless to say, I am giddy with joyful anticipation!
This adventure marks the beginning of a full summer of peacemaking circle learning, experiencing, and connecting - stay tuned for what is to come.
(Hint: Circle Keepers Summit; Eastern Mennonite University; Yellow Medicine County, Minnesota)