“Since the Welcoming Nest party hosted by my friends on my birthday, I take time each day to visit my nest. Some days I simply run my finger around the outside of the nest, feeling its soft strings, raffia and ropes entwined in a contradiction of chaotic order. Every so often I add something to my nest from nature like a forsythia branch or a chive leaf fresh from the garden. But on special occasions or a nice sunny day, I take my nest with me outdoors and explore creative places for it to bathe in the light. And in doing so, I nourish mySelf in nature’s lap and all troubles slip quietly away. Sitting in the sun beside my nest, anything seems possible, almost easy, Sitting in the sun beside my nest, I welcome the possibilities in.
I’m very grateful that Miriam Racquel’s artful and gentle facilitation style allowed me the space for my nest, and reconnection with nature, to emerge. Thank you Miriam Racquel!”
– Mary Ashton: Skokie, Illinois