Thursday, August 19, 2010

- Global Youth Peace Summit 2010 Amala Foundation

 I have no exacting words for  camp that will encompass and encapsulate the experience.

 While you are there trekking about, running into the love and tripping over the open hearts, you are in another world.

A world fueled by love, respect, honesty and community. It is a feeling; a state of being.

Language does not reach it.
 Language was not bearing or a barrier.

 When coming towards someone who did not speak my English words, their heart and eyes held a conversation with mine.

Opening up to possibilities and new pathways.  
Conversations and community created with one passionate purpose. 

Truly One Village

My duties were to hold space, offer support, assist with kitchen set up and clean up for three meals a day for maybe two hundred campers and volunteers. 

I also elected myself the peace keeper of the ranch house: bringing goodies of crystals, sage, candles, rain sticks, drums and my guitar,large plastic flowers, flying monkeys, space aged flashlights, red feather boas, blinking lighted caterpillars and a radio to keep up the spirits of the volunteers :) 
I brought way too much and loved it!

WE stayed up late, others stayed up later.  
WE cried and others cried more.  
WE laughed until our bellies were sore and others laughed even harder.  
WE laid on the road to see the meteor shower in the dark country sky.  
WE gathered in silence around a flag pole for Peace.  
WE hugged and played soccer.  
WE swam in The Blue Hole and Blanco River.  
WE sang songs and banged on drums.  
WE made art pieces and wrote PEACE statements.  WE circled up and shared. 
WE became ONE village and.....



Suzanne said... you!!

Nick said...

Whoop tee Do? Why doesn't Vanessa focus more on America? I have never been interested in camp indigo.

Angela said...

Sounds like you need some love Nick.... :)

Thank you veronica... simple and profound.. x

Anonymous said...

Peace starts from within. Most of those involved are currently in America, transitioning from other places. Also many volunteers are living in America so I am not sure how America is not affected. If a loving container is built and then is released to spill out into all of the world then I believe all areas are going to find a piece of the peace. I felt the whole point of the summit was to erase boundaries of countries and see our true sovereign state.

Anonymous said...

why doesnt nick focus on america?

Anonymous said...

that person nick is funny. did anyone ever mention anything about camp indigo in this blog? obviously he doesnt care for children....

blueskypoet said...

Love this, love you, powerful and such beautiful photos, Veronica!! I LOVE YOU girlfriend.

Anonymous said...

I'm so proud of you and all you've done. I wish I could have been there, too, but your words and pictures are the next best thing!