I see it’s been nearly a month since I last posted. I am basically stranded in the backwoods of Maine. Since early this morning, I have sat in seminars detailing the theories and strategies of Outward Bound. I enjoyed hearing tales of the trail — stories of Wizard’s group’s adventures canoeing, hiking, and backpacking through Western Maine. Now, I am waiting to speak with one of Wizard’s counselors about his experiences and growth these last four weeks.
The problem is that there is a 3-hour gap between seminar and conference. I’m staying in a B&B 7 miles from the base camp, but I don’t have a car. (I flew in early and spent a day with Squib, who delivered me to the shuttle that brought me up here yesterday and today.) I was angry. I was tired. I was bored.
So, I used what I learned today — to be positive — and came outside to a picnic table on a deck in the woods. The birds are chirping, and a slight breeze rustles the leaves. The setting sun illuminates the forest greens of summer. A wandering moose would make my mini Maine vacation complete. G-d granted me the serenity I crave but fail to seek for myself.
More tomorrow after much soul-searching.