I’ve been away for the past four days at our annual Mermaid Retreat. I’ve written about it before. 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.