In a grassy clearing framed with towering fir trees, seven adults in their 20s and 30s lie together, drifting toward sleep. It is a late summer night, under crystalline stars in the crisp air, high in the mountains of Oregon. Quiet conversations drift between pairs and triplets lying close to one another: of shared histories, new friendships, the gentle reconciling of recent conflicts. Our bodies are relaxed, infused with the soft numinosity of the ritual held earlier that evening, which we...[Show more]
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