What defines a retreat? Is it the speaker? The theme? Some big idea to take back home?
Or is it something else?
Two hours spent painting a birdhouse in the studio, prompted to create in response to a moment from a personal past? A meal across the table from a new friend? A leap off a rock into what appears to be a bottomless Blue Hole? Communion and hymns overlooking the river and the remnant cliff swallows of July.
PHOTOGRAPHY: BRANDON DICKERSON
VIDEO: NATHAN CLARKE
PENSÉES: GATE DAVIS