So the first session of the Chookooloonks Path Finder is underway, and so far, so lovely. It's a ton of work, but I'm having such a great time doing it, I feel like I've won the lottery. I'm definitely planning on having another session, so stay tuned.
But the very best part? How animated the participants are -- the conversations that are going on are lively, to say the least, and it's only the second day! Plus, it's such a diverse group: people of different races, ranging from college-student-age to retirees, from America, to the Caribbean, to Sweden, to Colombia, to Italy, all sharing their stories and encouraging each other. It's just so awesome.
It has me thinking that with all the negative that there is about the internet (and oh, honey, how there is), the undeniably coolest thing about it is how it really connects us. Whoever named it the "world wide web" back in the day really understood what they were on to, didn't they? I mean, who would've ever thought that all of us here, on this little site, would ever "meet," however cyber-ly? If you think about it too long, it's practically double-rainbow-mind-blowing.
This all has me feeling very grateful, and wanting to know even more. So -- if you would indulge me, could you leave a comment below, telling me where you're reading this post right now? City and country, please. I'll leave this up until Thursday's post. And I'll pick one commenter at random to win a signed copy of The Beauty of Different.
Because you're awesome.
Thanks, friends. Let the parade of awesome places begin.
Image: Photographed with my Nikon D300, 50mm lens. aperture 1.4, shutter speed 1/1000, ISO 200