I've been away for the past four days at our annual Mermaid Retreat. I've
written about it before, here and here and here. Our partners and
children often want to know what we do on these retreats. Well . . .
we talk. And listen. And talk. And listen. Sometimes we talk
formally, in circle, and sometimes we have informal conversations.
We cook for each other and praise each other to the skies. We poke
around in the shops in the village, even though many are closed for the
winter. We go for walks on the beach and through the woods. Then we
talk and listen some more. We throw in a few Tarot readings and tell
Old Mermaid stories and drink Old Mermaid-inspired teas. We laugh a
lot. We cry. Then we talk some more.
And we listen.