I find that there is majesty in rituals and celebrations when the intention is about honouring the moment: the moment of birth; the moment of marriage; the moment of death; the moment of hope when wishing anew at the start of a new year. And always, simply always, the moment when we fall in love again.
An Intentional Life
SWEET HONEY FROM FADED DREAMS
The places of dashed or faded dreams are the real points of change and growth.
Dashed hopes and faded dreams are the places where longing is unexpectedly
thwarted. These are the places of discovery, reintegration and splendid re-emergence.
There is a beautiful verse from the Spanish poet,
Last night I dreamed --blessed illusion --
that I had a beehive here
in my heart
the golden bees were making
white combs and sweet honey
from my old failures.
translated by Robert Bly
DATE: Saturday, February 04, 2012
TIME: 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
LOCATION: The Wine Country Estate of Dr. John and Deborah Emery, Sonoma Valley, California
THE WORKSHOP: Spend the morning in reflection, take the time for conversation and firing up your imagination...as the best is yet to come. We'll sit by the warm fire on a chilly Winter day....In the afternoon, relax easily into the company of writers with heart. Experience the alchemy of your creative process.
No prior creative writing experience is necessary to participate.
COST: $275 per person inclusive of continental breakfast; refreshments; lunch; wine toasts and tidbits in celebration of community.
For registration please contact Anya Ushakova-Crain through the Contact Link of this website. Please note that space is limited.