It is one week following the Winter Retreat at the ranch. My head is still spinning in pure delight at what an awesome experience we shared in the Cedar Forest of Spring City. First of all thanks to Loretta and Brook for working in such a loving and nurturing manner. These two women are part of the magic of these retreats and I want to honor them for those efforts.
As for the retreat itself, the ranch was magical in the new snow layers offered to us. Sean Kaminsky, the director of the show being filmed was present and captured all the magic and growth of the retreat. Surprisingly this was a pure incidental to the overall process, thus allowing for a free flowing event.
In knowing many of the men I truly honor them for their willingness to show up, share, examine and otherwise journey into a new place.
"Nothing determines who we will become so much as those things we choose to ignore." --Sandor McNab
So, overall the retreat continues to sit with me and in my heart as a truly magical and spirit filled weekend, perhaps life altering for the men who participated. Photos will be showing up soon.
Thursday January 24, 2008 at 7:30 p.m. we will hold our talking circle at our usual location. (You are welcome to e mail for directions and a address).
This circle is open to the Queer Men looking to share or witness. You are not required to talk. You need not have attended in the past or been to a retreat. I suspect many men from the retreats will have an interest to process more of their journey. Till we meet again!