WONDER WANDER 2018 was, unsurprisingly, about wondering and wondering. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ But even more importantly, it was about sharing wondering and wandering with others, spurred by a growing understanding that we are indeed social beings and that experiences are meant to be shared. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ I didn't take a lot of photos, but did snap portraits of four wonder wanderers. Here they are. Two filmmakers, a Pacific Crest Trail thru hiker & pickle-pickler, and an artist/printmaker. All of them wonderful human beings.
So, it turns out that inviting strangers to come wonder and wander with you is a pretty damn good idea. It's the perfect filter, for it takes a curious, open soul to answer that kind of call. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ And immerse those curious, open souls in sharing with one another, in mountains and rivers, in sunshine and snow, and something special happens. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ What resulted is something I'm still struggling to define. A collective glow we shared that was part possibility, part love, part wonder. And those parts added up to wholeness like I haven't felt in a long, long time. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ More about this to come, but to all who came, from the depths of my being: thank you for wondering and wandering with me. #ww2018
Today begins WONDER WANDER 2018!!! A five day gathering of adventurous and creative souls in the stunning, old log-cabin lodge in run in the summer a mile outside Yellowstone's northeastern gate. From across the USA, fourteen wonderful people are converging on this place today to begin this collective exploration, both outward and inward. It's been a long time coming. I'm so stoked to get started! #ww2018 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ *Photo from up in the nearby Beartooths
ONE WEEK until sixteen intrepid souls converge on Silver Gate and the Range Rider's Lodge for WONDER WANDER 2018!!! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ I'm deep in preparations and planning and am utterly swamped as I juggle work and weave this experience together. Taking short breaks to sit with the stillness of the mountains always helps to recenter. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ But the excitement only grows! Next Friday begins something special. #ww2018