Three of us had the privilege of attending the recent Southwest Threshold Choir Gathering in New Mexico. Imagine being in a song circle, surrounded by support, lifted by life-affirming music for two full days. It was a chance to reconnect with members of other choirs in the region whom we had met before, as well as meet new friends. Amidst our busy lives, it’s easy to become disconnected, from others, from ourselves.
“For it is not merely the trivial which clutters our lives but the important as well. We can have a surfeit of treasures. . .here. . .I have had space. . . . Here there is time; time to be quiet; time to work without pressure; time to think. . . . Then communication becomes communion and one is nourished as one never is by words.” (Anne Morrow Lindbergh)
Sometimes we need a retreat, to remember and to renew that reservoir, so we can return and continue to give and receive with a full heart.