Life is a journey. I arrived at Mahalo Art Center feeling unsure and confused. Now, I have a path.
I've been sleeping in a tent by a stream, connecting with the rhythms and cycles of nature, night to day, stars, rising sun, feeling the earth, and fresh air.
I picked my own project to work on. Building a stone walkway to a beautiful temple (see pictures). It's been a great learning opportunity. Digging the outline, filling with stones, designing the rocks, and learning how to set the rocks in place. I've been lucky enough to learn from a few experienced folks, including a stone mason who shared his wisdom with me.
I'm building a path, and finding my own path here. Cooking delicious meals, being among some of the kindest and most interesting folks I've ever met, and exploring the artsy town of Brattleboro with it's meandering rivers, waterfalls, and hikes. Luz Elena has so much energy and creativity, and bring the space to life. It's exciting to hear about her vision, and help be a part of the unfolding.
Since I've been here I've gone to a growing mushroom workshop, done yoga, gone to see music in town, and practicing being thankful. Each day is different, and I'm finding my way on the path.