I arrived a Frog Creek Lodge on Wednesday evening (Day 2) to meet the beautiful souls that I had begun to know online. We spent the next 3 days together in the lodge crying, laughing, and crying some more. We waded through the muck, unloaded our burdens, and walked towards the light. We dared to dream, stood in our truth, and created life-long bonds. We feasted on life.
Love After Love
The time will come
when, with elation
you will greet yourself arriving
at your own door, in your own mirror
and each will smile at the other's welcome,
and say, sit here. Eat.
You will love again the stranger who was your self.
Give wine. Give bread. Give back your heart
to itself, to the stranger who has loved you
all your life, whom you ignored
for another, who knows you by heart.
Take down the love letters from the bookshelf,
the photographs, the desperate notes,
peel your own image from the mirror.
Sit. Feast on your life.
Walked the labyrinth.
Hiked the trails.
Nourished our bodies.
And our souls.
Marveled at the sweet details.
And we feasted on life.
*I chose to not add pictures of the other participants without their permission. For more photos search #feastretreat on Instagram.