Letter to the Land: Fall 2011
I can’t say this about any other time in my life but I honestly believe that anything I do here is somehow productive. When I eat a meal here I know I am nourishing my body, when I build a fire I know my cabin will be heated for the night, when I laugh with friends about a joke someone said I know I am happy. Here I have learned to live in the moment and that being silly and having fun can be meaningful.
I have never before felt so supported and loved while feeling supportive and loving. Here at Woolman everything is mutual as we truly live by the golden rule. I see teachers, interns, fellow students, and community members as friends and family and I feel personally connected to each and every one of them. That is incredibly unique. I try not to take for granted the fact that everyone here is so accepting that anyone can be themselves and be appreciated because of their differences. Sometimes I wish the whole world could be like Woolman.
Oh what I would give to have more time here. Time to explore each of the 230 acres of land, to learn all the Woolman recipes, to see the seeds I planted grow, to learn even more from my teachers, to carry out all the plans I have made, and just to spend more time with these lovely people. But I know my time here will soon come to a close and when that day comes I will be happy. Happy because I know that when I leave another person will have the opportunity to take my place and experience this wonderful place I have been lucky enough to call home.
Tashi Altman-Berger (Fall 2011)