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If you are interested in joining either our 2019 Journey to Pachamama or the 2020 Tuscan Retreat, please send a message to Annamarie at with either “Peru trip” or “Italy trip” in the Subject line.


I thought the earth remembered me,

she took me back so tenderly,

arranging her dark skirts, her pockets

full of lichens and seeds.

I slept as never before, a stone on the river bed,

nothing between me and the white fire of the stars

but my thoughts, and they floated light as moths

among the branches of the perfect trees.

All night I heard the small kingdoms

breathing around me, the insects,

and the birds who do their work in the darkness.

All night I rose and fell, as if in water,

grappling with a luminous doom. By morning

I had vanished at least a dozen times

into something better.

~Mary Oliver, from “Sleeping in the Forest”



© A. Fidel-Rice 2019