It was a ‘milestone’ birthday that, in all honesty, I was NOT looking forward to. As is classic with my close group of friends, a special venue was chosen and the conversation and laughter were flowing. Then, it what seemed to be a preordained moment, Carol asked for a bit of quiet. She spoke of the cardinal directions (North, East, South, and West)…and how we can relate their elements to the directions we have chosen in our own lives. She read a beautiful ancient poem (that made me cry), which felt like it had been hand-crafted specifically for me.
She then provided each attendee with a talisman/gift that commemorated my birthday….something that each of us could take with us. I was so touched by this ceremony - it helped me to view my life so far with a new sense of wonder.
Thank you, Carol."