So, it has been said by more than one person that attended the Squam: Taproot Gathering that it has been difficult to write about or share about. I feel the same way. The slogan of Taproot Magazine is Living Fully, Digging Deeper. Apt slogan for the magazine and for this gathering. There was a LOT of digging deeper happening.
Saturday night was going to be a contra dance and then turned into open mic night. But, the open mic night was more about sharing from a class. Earlier that day I had written something with the hope of sharing. Here is that writing:
What is this place? Appearing like a post card,
straight from a dream, a dream now reality.
There is a sacredness here, to this thin space.
Sometimes the scenery seems familiar to home.
Perhaps that is why we are here.
To dig deep and discover what home truly is.
What is it that calls us home?
What is it that makes a home?
Home is where your soul has connection.
A connect to the people, loved ones, friends, old or new.
Home is where your soul feels free.
To be that authentic version of yourself that perhaps lies hidden.
What a special place, a new home,
that allows you to crack wide open and be.
And be, with your whole heart and beautiful soul.
pure. sacred. magic. love.
(C) Michelle Kroll 9/14/13