I went to hear Dave and Amy Freeman, a couple who spent a year in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area from 9/24/15-9/23/16 to bring publicity to protect the space from copper sulfide mining, speak tonight. It is heart-warming to be in the presence of everyday heroes such as those two, especially two people who clearly enjoy each other, it emanates outward.
When Amy spoke about leaving civilization she said that they didn’t leave the real world, “We entered the real world.” and that “We need everyone to speak loudly for this quiet place.”
I’m thankful to my friend who invited me to go. I wasn’t sure if I had the energy for it tonight, but it was an event that pulled me out of my own narrow story and into a more expansive and generative one.