At Hopewell, I’m reminded that the deer don’t know it’s Tuesday.
The sycamore trees don’t have appointments to keep.
When I traveled, Bloomington, Illinois was the stop that let me breathe and regroup. For 15 years this property (it came with the name Hopewell, which I immediately embraced) has been home to bees and wildlife and gardens and quiet.
Life just delivered a counter example, this moment it is not quiet at all. I can hear geese flying overhead and honking just now while I am typing. They are loud, really noisy. Spring is often a noisy time, with birdsong starting at dawn. So it’s not quiet, it’s just non-mechanical noise that feels quiet.
Hopewell is the site of all in-person meetings and individual retreats. Retreats are a minimum two days maximum four days. Twelve retreat/days total are available each calendar year. To schedule, call +1 309 378 2212.
Public seminars are held at Starved Rock State Park in Utica, IL.
Hopewell is located near Bloomington, Illinois (about halfway between Chicago and St. Louis) on 36 acres of woodland and meadow.
The Central Illinois Regional Airport (BMI) has daily flights from major hubs on American, Delta and Frontier airlines.