With anxious energy we prepared to spend 5 days across the lake.
Tensions were high as we balanced preparations
with on-going work and new presentations.
With Erin and Elaine away for work, we had to learn by ourselves what it took
To make it happen, to solidify our community,
To govern ourselves, and to make decisions collectively.
Therese and Modest were there to guide us, always calm and steady, without a fuss.
We are all so grateful and fortunate to have them around
A more peaceful and harmonious influence could not be found
We’ve learned so many things through our experience on the land.
There were challenges for each of us to overcome
And together there even were some.
But somehow it seemed easier then expected to stay, outside every day.
We each learned and contributed in our own way
And in the end I miss it, and wish we could stay another day.
Knowing we will return in another weekend is nice,
In the mean time we’ll use the power
And really enjoy the shower!