Sun, Oct 02|
Wild Earth Gathering: Food for the Dark - Preparing for Winter
We continue exploring participant-centered leadership as we welcome Kenzie and Alicia as our guides this Sunday.
Time & Location
Oct 02, 2022, 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM EDT
Carderock, Carderock Recreation Area, Potomac, MD 20854, USA
About the Event
We continue exploring participant-centered leadership as we welcome Kenzie and Alicia as our guides this Sunday. We’ll look at what’s happening on the ground as our kin scurry for nourishment to stay alive during the dark winter, and we’ll consider what we each need to store for our own spiritual nourishment when there is little to feed us. What are we storing not just for ourselves, but for our Wild Earth community, for all our neighbors and for our more-than-human kin? What strengthens our inner and outer presence so that we are both nourished and nourishers?
We’ll keep an eye on the weather. Please do register so we can contact you if we must move to zoom. (Yep, we’d thought we’d try that if we can’t gather in person.) Remember, thunder and lightning mean we do not gather but in less than tropical storm rains, we do.
As I read the news about the hurricane and tropical storm on top of Florida, I’m reminded of this poem by Steve Garnaas-Holmes. I’ve shared it before but here ‘tis again. May we each reach out.
In the flood that is this life
Some waters will sweep your home away
And others stop at your doorstep.
There is no choosing, no deserving
In their rising or receding.
On any given day one of us is picnicking,
Another swimming for our lives.
For all of us some day waters will rise,
And with them,
Beside us in the water a reaching out,
Above the swirling flood a reaching out.
So many reaching out.
This is what we have to stand on.
“I’m so glad I live in a world where there are Octobers.” —L.M. Montgomery, Anne of Green Gables
Carderock this Sunday, 3:00. See you then!