The Great ArtDoors

I'm up here in the beauty of Rabun Gap and the wonderfully supportive environment of the Hambidge Center.  These two weeks are needed medicine for my hurried lifestyle and I am trying my best to slow down and regain some of the inner silence so easily drowned out by the clamor of all things urban.  This morning I hiked up Owen's Mountain with my fellow artists in residence and a number of other poets (who did readings along the way) and naturalists.  We were led in a Native ceremony focused on health and thanks on the Cherokee ceremonial grounds at the crest of the mountain.  What fuel for the making of Sanity Ceremonies!   I think I'm getting a little less crazy with each inhale. and I am thankful. 

Here is a little photo taken by Dayna Thacker of a showing for Hambidge's Great Artdoors Festival on Saturday for which I was accompanied by exquisite cellist, Marie Dunkle.