A Tribute to the Tribe 2013

Tuesday, August 20th, 2013 12

My Tribe sisters and I gathered on the shores of the Pacific Ocean in our beloved, sleepy, Oregon coastal town last month. It was a delicious few days together. This year, our third, was awash with traditions and rituals from our previous gatherings as well as new evolutions. Although our time together was deeply connecting, we felt a hole in our hearts as one of our sisters had to miss our retreat due to a significant loss. It strikes me that this is likely the first of many such losses our group will share with one another, the first of life circumstances that keep us apart, the first of holding space for each other while we physically can’t be with one another. And that’s just what a group of kindred sisters is for, right? To cheer us in good times and in celebration, and hold us in despair and loss…

Our talented Tribe sister, Melissa, filmmaker extraordinaire, gifted us again with a short film of our time together. Melissa had a vision and story she wanted to tell this year, and I love what she created for us, blending our traditions and our evolution.

The Tribe 2013 | Long Haul Films from Long Haul Films on Vimeo.

Thank you, Melissa. YOU are such a gift. xoxo

If you haven’t seen Melissa’s previous films of our Tribe gatherings (and they are a-mazing!), you can check them out here and here.

12 Responses

  1. Cathy says:

    This was so good. I loved hearing your voice.

  2. This makes me happy (and sad), but ultimately I just love this video, even though I couldn’t be a part of this year. So glad you posted it to your blog.

  3. Oh my oh my oh my. You do surround yourself with such goodness. I love it. Can’t wait to be a part of it:)

  4. Corinna says:

    Just love this film and the images of your gathering. Happy to have such goodness to look forward to.

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  6. Kirstin says:

    Oh my goodness. SO good. So very good. Love. x

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