|(beautiful window in the dining hall)|
As I expressed here before I left, I had some insecurities about going because I wouldn't know anyone and I was afraid I might win some kind of award for being the oldest camper there. Within minutes of arriving there, both fears were put to rest. Even for someone as introverted as me, making new friends was easy. All I had to do was talk to the person sitting next to me at dinner or in one of my workshops. There were women of all ages and it became clear that age was not a significant factor in my being able to connect with others.
|(Our little cabin home - Sheltering Pines)|
|(the view from our dock)|
|(Figuring it out)|
|(Thea, explaining. She's the best!)|
I'm not at all sure how it was done, but somehow, Elizabeth, who organizes Squam, managed to place me with some of the best cabin-mates possible. The time and experiences I had with them was so comfortable. It felt as if I was spending time with old friends, not brand new ones. You know how we always say "let's be sure to keep in touch" ? Well, I truly believe that it will happen with these women and I hope to be reunited with them at Squam next year.
I have much, much more to share about Squam, but will save it for another post. Next up, my Botanical Printing class with Maya Donenfeld.