The truth is, I had absolutely no idea how SquamItalia! was going to be– I didn’t know if it would be able to have the spirit, the heart, the feeling that characterizes a squam experience– it’s not that I was anxious about it — there honestly wasn’t time for me to create that kind of head space for myself leading up to it, but once here– the settling in, the bumps and hiccups of running a program in a new place for the first time– let alone one in a country where things are done differently, cultural expectations are different, and where I do not speak the language — well, it was easy to feel concerned.
The happy news is: wow. This morning and last night and yesterday afternoon– the conversations, the connections that have happened for me are more than I could have imagined. There is so much I want to say, so much I want to share– but there is not the time for that kind of reflection and journaling–
and so I will leave you with a glimpse and a promise: some day I will write a book.