This is my third summer season here on the beautiful Dorothy ‘Bibby’ Alfond Campus and I have been trying to put my finger on what’s so unique about the summer season.  We are in between.  In between school seasons, graduations, new children at The Children’s Place , children stepping up to kindergarten, clients in therapy in various spaces, teen parents coming for tours and many staff preparing for, on, or returning from vacation. It is a lovely languid pace.
    The summer has given way to the fall transformation work. So much growth, renewal and movement towards shiny new goals and directions. Each of our programs assists those we support to create new visions, new dreams and hopes for the future. The restful season gives us strength for the journeys ahead. This poem is a reminder of future possibilities and the work ahead: 

“How does one become butterfly?' Pooh asked pensively.
'You must want to fly so much that you are willing to
give up being a caterpillar,' Piglet replied.
'You mean to die?' asked Pooh.
'Yes and no,' he answered. 'What looks like you will die,
but what's really you will live on.”
― A.A. Milne
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In sincere gratitude,