Friday, August 21, 2009

Leaving Tamera...

Whew! Hard to believe that we've been here in Tamera for almost a month. We have mixed feelings about leaving - looking forward to the next experience, but sad to leave the place and people we've fallen for here. It's been an altering and eye-opening experience. One of the greatest gifts has been hearing the truth of what people are living in crisis areas in the world, in Palestine, Columbia, and Tibet being a few. Summer University is now over and things have quieted down considerably, leaving us some time to process and reflect. We just returned from a trip to visit two ancient entities: Evora, a 7,000 year-old stone circle, and a 2,000 year-old olive tree. Both were absolutely beautiful, moving, humbling... It's difficult to fathom the amount of time these things have been on the earth and what has happening during their existence: wars, fires, the rise and fall of empires, the millions of births, the millions of olives, the number of people that have pilgrimaged to these places... Our experience of time is so different. We'll be in a number of councils throughout our days here, as well as learning about the progressive and huge projects with the solar village and permaculture here. It's an incredible inspiration. These are pictures of Evora, the Olive Tree, and an impromptu middle-eastern music session during Summer University. Sharon, a beautiful Israeli percussionist has been teaching me Balkan, Sufi, and Moroccan songs. I'm in heaven. Have to run, but wanted to give a quick update. Last night we camped at the stone circle and "peepers" lulled us to sleep - a sound of home. We miss you all... xo, e

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