July is a time of flourishing growth. Walking the land, everywhere you look, life is blooming, blossoming, thriving. It is a time of unmistakable beauty and one can’t help but be enchanted by the diversity and willfulness of Mother Nature—as though life had no other choice but to blossom into abundance. Similarly, Henry Thoreau writes of human potential in Walden: Or, Life in the Woods, ” . . . if one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavors to live the life which he has imagined, he will meet with a success unexpected in common hours.”
This wisdom is especially resonant for us here at the Whidbey Institute, as one of our beloved family members—Hannah Lee Jones—has recently transitioned from her role as Communications Manager to dedicate all of her energy to the thing she loves most: her writing.
You know Hannah as the poetic voice whose deep connection to this place was clearly evident in our newsletters and other correspondence, and who has been a part of our greater community for over two years. Hannah, your words have touched us. We wish you well in this new adventure and we look forward to witnessing your journey as you blossom into the ever more creative spirit and author you were born to be!
Click here to view our July newsletter online and read on!