Rite of passage
When it came time to teach my 16-year-old daughter to drive, the division of parental duties was a clear and obvious choice: My husband would do it and all parties involved would do their utmost to keep me as uninformed as possible. Trust me, it's better this way.
We don't have to pretend to enjoy the winter if spring is our preference, but what if we could consciously embrace the season, understanding it is a prerequisite -- a rite of passage -- for the spring to follow.
Yesterday my Facebook page and Twitter account blew up with posts about a new bar mitzvah boy, Sam Horowitz. The video of Sam's bar mitzvah -- complete with a a troupe of dancers, a sharp outfit, and a look of pure joy and exhilaration on Sam's face -- is awe-inspiring.
The country needs men and women who make room for each other to think, who listen to each other. In the old story, women waited while men acted. In this new story, we can all act together.
"...the core of our fans have always been a combination of musicians, metal fans and prog fans. We've never been the "flavor of the month".
Vision quests are seen as both personal and collective events that are guided and witnessed within the community, and often involve the "quester" spending time alone in nature in search of a personal vision that becomes a vision to support the entire community.