I'm a planner!
As you know, right now, I am planning the next phase of my life.
One of the best parts of event planning is sharing ideas with the people you are planning the event for.
That's exactly what we did on Sunday night.
We firmed up our arrival and departure dates and began discussion around side tours and excursions.
We're not done yet, but this was a giant step.
We also had ALL of our members present at the meeting, which is rare.
Each of us brought a dish to share.
stalk the hearts and haunt
the souls of those who walk
the night alone
in far lands.
But far is not a place you go to,
far is something dark inside,
a cave you wall against the terror
faced alone but not beyond
the love disguised as humble chance.
So who’s to say the whippoorwill
who camps aside my weathered door
to chant his sad, hypnotic score
is not an angel sent by God
to guard the gap from black to gray.
When somehow, dawn
birds sing back sleep
as light rains
the green plains of Guatuso.
Where fence posts sprout
leaves and roots, and dark nights
yield to sun-baked days
with black beans, bitter coffee
and sweet pineapple grace.