Ever see your breath frozen mid-word on a bone-cold, wolf-moon, January night?
Ever listen to a north wind concert played in the needles of an ancient white pine?
Ever fall asleep to the lullaby of a crying river?
Ever witness the enchanted dance of the aurora borealis?
We are given a great deal by this landscape.
It teaches us the artistry of line and symmetry,
Shares with us the soul of season,
Embodies the beauty of balance,
Instills the confidence that comes with clarity,
And argues for community through stewardship.
We choose to live here.
We are spiritually bound to this place.
Its energy nourishes our imagination.
Here the act of creation is intimate, essential and unforgettable.