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Citywide Community: A Living Legacy
by Gaya Erlandson

Celebrating Community — Deeper Connections
by Gaya Erlandson

Celebration of Age: A Wise Woman Ceremony
by Berta Parrish

Celebrate Our Connections with Others
by Sue Ronnenkamp

Kindling the Flames of Joy by Joan Englander
 
   
Section 4 — Fall


The elders say we must let go of the shore —
  push off into the middle of the river,
  keep our eyes open, and our heads above
    the water.
See who is in there with you and celebrate.

The time of the lone wolf is over.
Gather yourselves;
Banish the word "struggle" from your attitude and your vocabulary.
All that we do now must be done in a sacred manner and in celebration.
We are the ones we’ve been waiting for!
   — The Hopi Nation
 

This is the fun stuff, the Fall harvest. Culminating from the other seasons’ visioning, building, and living, Section 4 starts with the article “Citywide Community: A Living Legacy” that gives a vision of what is possible in creating community for ourselves and for future generations. It then focuses on community celebrations, joy, spiritual practices and ceremonies, aging with grace, letting go, higher purpose, transformation, beauty, balance with Nature, and leaving a legacy.

May you learn something that is personally meaningful, be inspired, and enjoy!