Notes from Windward: #67
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
Lindsay enjoys the sky show
Notes From Windward - Index - Vol. 67