…. we were born right now
for a reason
we can be whatever
we give ourselves the power to be
and right now we need
give what you most deeply desire
every moment you are choosing to live
or you are waiting
why would a flower hesitate to open?
now is the only moment
rain drop let go
become the ocean
possibility is as wide
as the space
to hold it
- from Awaken by Climbing Poetree
When I think of what the community interns do here, I am reminded of this poem. Pretty soon after arriving at Woolman, I noticed that we use the verb “hold” more often and in more ways than I was used to. We don't just hold hands before each meal; we seek to hold community, hold one's truth and another's, hold a space for radical education, hold a grounded vision of the land ... And the community interns here hold a lot. Whether it's cooking for 40+ people, gardening, TAing, mentoring, meeting, learning, playing, or adventuring, the interns hold the space of possibility. And they follow through, putting in the daily effort of collapsing each chosen possibility into a dynamic physicality, emotionality, and mentality that connects light bearers to food growers to wound healers to trail blazers to truth sayers to life lovers ...
Thank you for your love and skillful magic.
Photo above of the Community Interns: Joe, Sadie, Keithlee, Sonja, Kat, Giovanna, Lizzy, and Emily.
Photo below from Intern Seminar: Interns putting their plumbing skills to the test in the Great Toilet Challenge with our maintenance man/dreamweaver Red.