My heart is full.
The truth is, I had absolutely no idea how SquamItalia! was going to be-- I didn't know if it would be able to have the spirit, the heart, the feeling that characterizes a squam experience-- it's not that I was anxious about it -- there honestly wasn't time for me to create that kind of head space for myself leading up to it, but once here-- the settling in, the bumps and hiccups of running a program in a new place for the first time-- let alone one in a country where things are done differently, cultural expectations are different, and where I do not speak the language -- well, it was easy to feel concerned.
The happy news is: wow. This morning and last night and yesterday afternoon-- the conversations, the connections that have happened for me are more than I could have imagined. There is so much I want to say, so much I want to share-- but there is not the time for that kind of reflection and journaling--
and so I will leave you with a glimpse and a promise: some day I will write a book.