i went alone from my house to an overnight retreat
and though we were only about 8 miles from home
it felt like a world away
with fire all night and flying hands in games,
middle school humor and ocean deep conversations,
candles too many to notice and basil infused orange lemon mimosas,
music from each woman and the moving of needles big and small,
snow covered land and the dear wide sky,
we retreated. dear sister friends, thank you.
see you in the morning.