A Message from Dorothy
This morning as Doug and I sat with our tea (me) and coffee (Doug) in our living room, a cow strolled into our front yard. Amelia was out again. She roamed a bit, looked like she might take a nibble of hose that was curled on the ground (Doug was frowning on that endeavor) and then strolled on. The beginning of another summer day at Woolman...with summer already feeling like it is drawing to a close.
This is my last year as the Head of School and my last time to look forward to fall, to the new beginning that always takes place. This place is bustling over the summer with campers and visitors but when August is just around the corner, the excitement begins to build. In one week eight new interns will arrive and begin their week of orientation. Then comes a week of getting the campus ready, cleaning everywhere, making welcome signs for the cabins, filling vases with flowers…and then Saturday, August 18th is finally here and we find ourselves waiting for the first students to arrive. I have welcomed 18 semesters of Woolman students and it is still a thrill. It is not possible to feel pessimistic about the state of the world when living and working at Woolman. There is just too much good will and strong energy and hard work and deep thinking and honest caring to have any doubts that this life is worth living and we can make the world a better place for all.
I finished my tea, Doug called Jerome to come and get Amelia, and we began our day. Blessings abound.