“Community [is] a group of individuals who have learned how to communicate honestly with each other, whose relationships go deeper than their masks of composure, and who have developed some significant commitment to “rejoice together, mourn together,” and to “delight in each other, make others’ conditions our own.””

M. SCOTT PECK, The Different Drum


I originally read this quote in “All About Love” by bell hooks, which I would encourage each and every one of you to read. Last night particularly was one of those times, listening to people’s final projects and sharing pieces of themselves and their journey through the semester. Again, thank-you to each and every person in the class, for creating a space where the ‘masks of composure’ can be shed, while simultaneously celebrating a great semester of spiritual growth and work. I know for my particular talk, that vulnerability wouldn’t have been possible in just any old audience. Thank-you for allowing a space where that was possible.