Oh, what a month it has been. Cross country travel two times. Big presentations to wonderful, committed people. Lots of new friends. One sweet day with mom, 3000 miles from here. One quick ferry ride to Peaks Island and back. Home again for a birthday. Sophie on stage. Soccer. Playdates. Homework. New garden beds. Housework. The beginning of the end of the school year. The end of preparing next year's big rocks: calendar, staff, budget, new families. Opal School's summer symposium looming. Documentation. New exhibits at the Portland Children's Museum. And all the new ideas that keep coming. All the life that keeps wanting to be lived.
Right smack in the middle of it all, a weekend at Camp Westwind with the Opal School community. The world stopped and the sun shined and the whales said, "Breathe."
It was a good reminder.