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November 16, 2012

Reflections on Hopewell

Hopewell's treatment program encourages creative expression through a variety of outlets. Whether it's creating a cutting board in the woodshop, using a paint brush to illustrate feelings and experiences or expressing thoughts on a piece of paper, Hopewell residents are creative every day.

Recently, a Hopewell resident wrote this poem about Hopewell as a kind of meditation. It is evocative of the peace and beauty we experience on the farm.

Close your eyes and listen to the sound
One
The sound of clouds passing by
Two
Birds soaring high, their song throughout the sky
Three
Wind rustling through the trees
Four
Drip, drip, drip, drip, drop, drip from the gutters to the ground
Five
Your heart beats like the sound of drums or
The soft gallop of horses through meadows
Six
The in, out of your breathing from nose to mouth
Slow and steady
Seven
A beat
Eight
Open your eyes
Nine
Ten
Feel alive

We are so grateful to our creative community, and their willingness to share personal experiences with others.

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