We were blessed with near perfect hiking weather. The Big Sur weather was in full cooperation for a remarkable week of being outdoors.
Once again I am touched by how a wide range of age and backgrounds can come together and form a community on the wild path. From our youth, to our elders, and everyone in between we wove together a fabric of connection with wilderness and with each other.
Special mystical moments in the hidden warm springs, exhilaration of swimming in cold clean wild water, magical flying grass spiraling upwards, and the many unnameable moments that we experienced individually and collectively. And, yes, we were there for the historic opening of the new Esalen Lodge, Kitchen, Bookstore, Office, and Meeting Rooms!
Big thanks and a deep bow to Adam and Alana for their leadership and presence!
Here are some links (with more to come):
Hokusai Says (poem I read the last day)
Poems to Live By
Ojai Foundation (Adam is the CEO of Ojai)
Alana's yoga studio
From the Big Sur... Love to y'all,