Standing for Staying Awake and Connected

Judy Todd
At the Sandy River

Story Info

Nature Connection & Living as Witness to Life

Sandy River RJHT 2019.jpg

Story & Experience

In the presence of ‘strangers’ also in the park along the river’s edge, we shared our stories of places we have known, loved, wept over, and re-visit still. Our connection to one another was new; our connections to Earth very old. We honored our time, one another’s pathways, the osprey and eagle above, the mergansers and children at the edge. All we do matters.

Why this Place?

At the Sandy River

It’s a place of intersection of wild and tame…of a loved place that suffers from all we have taken for ourselves from the river, the woods, the air, the animals and fish… and yet it holds us in its beauty and enduring continuance.

Act of Beauty

Say more about your actions and activity

We wandered off to gather materials from the place, including trash, and fashioned a RadJoy Bird to honor the place. (we removed the trash after pictures!)

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