Tomorrow I am off to Mepkin Abbey. My spouse will stay at the house, since he's got a Friday class to teach. While I am there for a retreat on caring for caregivers, I'm also looking forward to getting writing done.
Some years, I've headed to Mepkin Abbey near February feast days and come home with interesting poems. This year, I'm traveling with poems of Noah's wife in my head. I'm looking forward to having time to write them down.
Two years ago, I went to a retreat at Mepkin in June. I hope the gardens are blooming this year the way they were last year.
I'm planning on a quick stop at the SC Artisans center in Walterboro. When I was there in November, they were constructing a cafe. I hope to get a snack and artistic inspiration before I head up 17A to the Abbey.
I won't be posting as I go along. Unlike many retreat centers, Mepkin Abbey doesn't provide Internet connectivity. In fact, the copper roofs of the new retreat center make it tough to get a connection, even if one has a smart phone. I'm actually happy about that. I'd like to get some reading done.
So, there will be rich blog posts ahead as I look back on this upcoming week-end. Now it's time to get the work of today done so that I can hit the road tomorrow.