Wednesday, January 12, 2011

If Once You Have Slept on a Island......

Lately, I've been doing a lot of dreaming about the island.  The busy winter months with four kids can be both rewarding and with their demanding school schedules, grueling.  I treasure our time on Madeline Island in the summer and can't wait to share it with yoga enthusiasts for our Madeline Island Yoga Retreats (check our web page for 2011 dates).  While leafing through The Madeline Island Historical Cookbook, I came across this poem which spoke to me. Had to share:

Photo Credit: Gary Knowles
If once you have slept on an island
you'll never be quite the same;
you may look as you looked the day before
And go by the same old name.

You may bustle about in street or shop,
you may sit at home and sew,
but you'll see blue water and wheeling gulls
Wherever your feet may go.

Oh, you won't know why
and you can't say how
Such change upon you came,
But-once you have slept on an island
You'll never quite be the same.

-Rachel Field

Take the time to renew your body and spirit and spend a few days on Madeline Island.  Just a reminder, book your retreat early reserving your spot online with Paypal and pay your balance due 100 days prior to your retreat $100.

Namaste, Amy

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