The project came together based on the Holy Comforter hymn, "Let Us Build a House Where Love Can Dwell." Everyone placed their own home on the forest altar around the larger blocks of Holy Comforter. My photographer and writer friend Mary Cox (who took many of these photos) summed it up with this lovely haiku:
If you've been lucky enough to spend time at Kanuga, you know what I mean. It's a retreat from the world, a time to spend hiking in the woods, rocking on the porch, singing with friends, sleeping with the windows open.
The only thing that could have made our final Holy Comforter retreat at Kanuga any better would have been to include ALL our HoCo friends...but somebody's got to hold down the fort in Charlotte, right?
The art project turned out better than I could have imagined! We talked about houses and homes and moving and what makes a place special. People, young and old alike, created homes with random wooden blocks and shapes, paint, letters and lots of glue. The finished blocks are just as diverse and creative and wonderful as our group!
Love will follow us,
Other highlights of the weekend included songs with Grey Langley around the fire, on the porch and in the HoCo Late Show with a special new verse of "Sweet Caroline" and an homage to the new Bishop-Elect of Delaware to the tune of "Wagon Wheel" (He's the new Bishop of Delaware, hope that fancy mitre hat don't mess up his hair...)