June 6, 2011 Death. We talked about death. We read about death. We wrote about death. We cried about death.
Illness, addiction, disability. We learned to poke fun at our own weaknesses. We learned to treat others’ illnesses, addictions, and disabilities with respect and love. We laughed. Again, we wiped tears from our eyes.
Anticipation. Curiosity. Hope. Tomorrow afternoon, I’ll climb into my aging Honda CRV and drive about three hours west to a conference center in rural western Massachusetts. I’ll join an unknown number of strangers for a long weekend devoted to learning about, talking about, and doing writing. On a whim, well a researched whim, I decided to attend a retreat run by The Sun magazine. I fell for the description of the magazine’s retreat: “You don’t have to be a writer to attend. Our aim is to simply to create a space in which people can tell their stories from the heart.” Continue reading →
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