"the only rule is the duty of the present moment. In this the soul is light as a feather, liquid as water, simple as a child, active as a ball in receiving and following all the inspirations of grace. Such souls have no more consistence and rigidity than molten metal. As this takes any form according to the mould in which it is poured, so these souls are pliant and easily receptive of any form that God chooses to give them. In a word, their disposition resemble the atmosphere, which is affected by every breeze; or water which flows into any shaped vessel exactly filling every crevice."
A long overdue post about my summer in Wyoming.
Chapter of Life: Teton Valley Ranch Camp and Dubois, Wyoming.
It has now been a month back in what has become home- Denver, CO. Reflecting back on the summer almost feels like what I lived was unreal- but a ring engraved with the Tetons on my right hand reminds me of the contrary.
Wandering through the wilderness of Wyoming and Grand Teton National Park as my crew of kids followed my lead- hoping I wasn't leading them to their peril (I didn't, much to my relief!) graces of wisdom were plentiful. A trend that happens when you work closely with kids is that you tend to learn more from them then you could ever teach them. In this case- I thank each "kiddo" for reminding me of what it means to have faith like a child. Living under the stars with a crew of 11-16 year olds taught me how to live, appreciate, and just be plain goofy in each present moment! So thank you Linus, Luke, Suzi, Anne Marie, Helen, Bo, Miles & Miles, and all my other little gentlemen and ladies!
Success became about learning and becoming my truest self. Healing came in the form of sunsets and campfire songs. Wisdom came spewing from the mouths of 11 year old boys. Fulfillment came in conquering the simple ways of living and surviving in the backcountry. Peace was offered in mud baths, in moments of little sleep, and early morning wrangles on Santa Fe and Mohawk. Joy was watching boys and girls realizing their own incredible capabilities and beliefs. Pride came in the form of teamwork. And BEAUTY- Beauty was of course in the wilderness that consumed me- but true beauty came in the form of unforgettable and raw friendship. My heart is forever changed.
FREEDOM OF XPRESSION