Notes from Windward: #67


Arrivial Thoughts

Monique talks about arriving

     Before I followed the route that takes you along the Columbia River gorge, then north along the Klickitat river, finally making the gradual climb up the plateau where Windward is located, I have to admit that I was a bit nervous. Nervous about what Windward would be like as an organized entity, nervous about the people that have been here, and mostly, nervous about how I was going to fit into the grand scheme of Windward. Particularly, I was uncertain about what my specific contribution would be to the community. Sure, I had researched the history, the values and the basic ideas that have brought Windward into being, but it is one thing to see that in writing, and another to experience it first hand.

Monique helps Lindsay press cider as Jay holds the catch bucket

     Many people my age and younger have found a calling that drives their passions, and that dictates their talents and hobbies. I have many hobbies that I love, and many interests that I have pursued for years, but those doesn't necessarily combine into a well defined profession that I can market.

     Upon arriving to Windward, my uncertainties have been greatly eased. The shear volume of opportunities available here, is at times, overwhelming. Whatever you can imagine, seems like with patience and hard work, can become a reality at Windward. On the other hand, if you come here without any specific project in mind, there are plenty here that need working on.

     In my first week here, I have been presented with many options, and I have yet to decide on which project is going to be my focus. What I do know is, is that this is a place where many great things happen, and will continue to happen, as long as driven people make the effort to come here.

Harvesting Potatoes
       Lindsay enjoys the sky show

Notes From Windward - Index - Vol. 67