Admittedly, as I process the photos from the weekend I’m getting a bit teary. Not with sadness, but a deep sense of gratitude. I look at the faces, all of them, and think there is something magical happening, something more than the sum of its parts.
We took Trailblaze down to the Body and Soul Festival, hosting it on the Wonderlust Stage, which my co-pilots Kathy Scott and Ciara Cavanagh curated.
The rain came, the mud multiplied, our wellies were well worn. But then the sun came, and stories, and laughter, and truth telling, and dancing, and more laughter, and bingo, and choir practice, and conversations, and music, and beauty and so much more. I am now so tired but I am also so excited.
I look at the images and I think what excites me the most is witnessing a web of connections happening. I see new friendships forming. I see new projects emerging. I see new conversations sparking and a fresh sense of possibility. This is so much of what Trailblaze is about. And I feel we are just at the start of it.
Next stop on our summer tour is Cork next Sunday, when we will be hosting a Sunday Service in Triskel Church as part of the Cork Midsummer Festival and theming it on ‘Everyday Epiphanies and Altered States’. Our facebook event page is here.
Huge thanks to all those who helped to make the Wonderlust stage the wonder that it was. You are all brilliant!
So, some photos….