do not try to serve the whole world
or do anything grandiose.
instead, create a clearing
in the dense forest of your life
and wait there patiently,
until the song
that is yours alone to sing
falls into your open cupped hands
and you recognize and greet it.
only then will you know
how to give yourself
to the world
so worthy of rescue.
– martha postlewaite *
*thanks to my beloved friend and traveling companion who read this to me this morning
photo credit: Kerrilyn O’Rourke (l), Stasia Savasuk (r)
Our week long adventure has just ended and I am a bit out of words to tell you all about it so will let the photos below give you a glimpse into the play, rest, full moon energy, wild creativity and sounds of laughter echoing through the woods that was part of this June gathering.
Old friendships fostered, new connections made and much time spent in the company of loons, chipmunks, mountains, woods and lake. And most definitely, mosquitoes and black flies because as you well know, life is ALL of the bits– but lucky for us, we had magical healer Dr.Em in our midst to administer healing oils to keep at bay all that we didn’t want to experience and to draw in all that we did most want to experience.
photo credit: Elizabeth Duvivier
I am forever grateful to the most amazing team of help: Team SquamMice 🙂 Meg Fussell, Cooper Carbone, Camille DeAngelis and the ever present goddess of Squam, Terri Dautcher. Not only did they make this week effortless and easy for me, they were so. much. damn. fun!!
photo credit: Meg Fussell (l), Camille DeAngelis (r)
In addition, Tracey Williams, Em Falconbridge, Rosie Doupe, Teri Simonds, and Kat Stromecki brought their own special spin to the week and made contributions of all sorts that enriched everyone’s experience.
photo credit: MJ Mucklestone (l), Jessica Marshall Forbes (c), Renee Callahan (r)
As you know, this is the last year I will be hosting the big events, but I am happy to tell you they will continue on with someone else at the helm. *happy dance* I think you will be as deeply delighted as I am by this turn of events and I will share all the yummy details in September.
Meantime, sending you peace, light and so much love always, Elizabeth
photo credit: (clockwise left to right) Elizabeth Duvivier, Tif Fussell, Amanda Cook, Fiona Fieldhouse
photo credit: clockwise left to right, Cal Patch, Jessica Marshall Forbes, Jill, Cordula Becker
photo credit: clockwise left to right, Marce Smith, Jeanne Bernardin, Tif Fussell, Meg Fussell, Tif Fussel, Ysolda Teague
6 thoughts on “morning to night magic”
Yes, you’ve made my heart sing with the promise of another Squam in the future. Thanks so much for shepherding it for the last 10 years.
SO glad!! you bring such light and magic to the group– THANK you for all the knitalong community fun you created. We are all so grateful!!! XOXOXOOX
Hi Elizabeth, great round up, I’m so happy to finally have made it to Squam. Thank you so much to you and your fab team. The collective magical powers you all put into making Squam so special for everyone are amazing xoxo
oh Tracey– I need to dedicate and ENTIRE BLOG POST to you!!! YOU are such a magic woman and ALL that you did and made– your hands must be aching!!! my god. It is going to take me some time to process the banners you made for me and I have them here with me now and so I can hang them in the studio– take lots of time with them and even then, I think I will be out of words to express my appreciation, my gratitude for your extraordinary gift!! XO
Oh you are so welcome, I enjoyed making them and seeing people take photos. Adding a little more to the Squam magic was my pleasure xoxo
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