Thank you Alison. Years ago I took a grade 5 class out to the island for a few days camping. I told this story to them one night. 24 kids, many who never been on a boat before coming on this trip. 24 kids around a fire in my old teepee. The silence afterwards was beautiful. The next day every one of them walked through the forest with a respect and attention none could explain but all felt.

Writer, walker, poet, educator. Commercial fisherman, builder, donut maker, organic grower. Boston, U. City, Maine, South Africa, Madrid.

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