If you are interested in joining the 2022 or 2023 Tuscan Goddess Retreats, or the 2023 Magical Journey to Peru, please send a message to Annamarie at
afidelrice @ icloud.com with either
“Italy trip” or "Peru trip" in the Subject line.
I thought the earth remembered me,
she took me back so tenderly,
arranging her dark skirts, her pockets
full of lichens and seeds.
I slept as never before, a stone on the river bed,
nothing between me and the white fire of the stars
but my thoughts, and they floated light as moths
among the branches of the perfect trees.
All night I heard the small kingdoms
breathing around me, the insects,
and the birds who do their work in the darkness.
All night I rose and fell, as if in water,
grappling with a luminous doom. By morning
I had vanished at least a dozen times
into something better.
~Mary Oliver, from “Sleeping in the Forest”
Celebrate the Goddess Within