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Musings and meanderings of writer/artist Linda Hubbard Lalande on art, culture, social media, spirituality, yoga, life

Treasures of Ashland

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Video clip of youthful Ashland cellist Paul Shubat pvshubat@gmail.com

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With Ashland artist Lavelle of www.lavellefoos.com

Ashland is quick to reveal its treasures. From open fields of green green grass to shops of handmade silks, outdoor music and theater to indoor plays, there is quaint beauty everywhere. And community. Intentional and casual. It is a powerful force here that is palpable. Friends Wendy Fullerton and Tony Henthorn have just settled into a 12 acre jewel on the slopes across from Mt. Ashland. The pastoral views in every direction lend one’s heart to healing and wholeness. Wendy’s gift to me to celebrate renewal on starting my 60th year was a visit to this soul soothing land.

Chanting and drum circles, qigong in a private redwood grove, ecstatic dance where you can sway to your interior rhythms or fall into contact improv … a women’s clothing optional night at the local hot springs where a bevy of mermaids hung out under the stars and super moon, combing each others hair, kneading knots out of soft pale shoulders, swimming in the cool pool under Ganesh’s protective gaze. These are just a few of the tribal gatherings we tasted during my 7 days.

People here know how to live, relate, relish and relax.
To learn more about Ashland and Community Building, contact Bill Kauth and Zoe Alowan at www.weneedeachother.net/

You never change something by fighting the existing reality, To change something, build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete. Buchmister Fuller

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Author: Linda Hubbard Lalande

Storyteller, myth maker, visual artist, intuitive dancer, meditator, chanter, yogini, spiritual devotee, incurable romantic, music lover. Communications professional, writer, photographer, nature lover, environmentalist, social media professional.

One thought on “Treasures of Ashland

  1. Some great shots! You have a great eye!

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