it’s been only 24 hours since i dropped her off at spirit rock for her first retreat. already i miss her dearly and i told her that on the way there. her presence in my life is so subtle and pronounced at the same time. although i wish to be with her at the retreat, i happy that she can experience the wonders of a retreat. its been a very long time since i’ve given myself the gift of the retreat but this year i will make it for sure. i need to do something special this year to renew my spirit.