Here is a taste of what the current Cohort is reflecting on during its May retreat.
By Ursula LeGuin
We make too much history.
With or without us
There will be the silence
and the rocks and the far shining.
But what we need to be
is, oh, the small talk of swallows
in evening over
dull water under willows.
To be we need to know the river
holds the salmon and the ocean
holds the whales as lightly
as the body holds the soul
in the present tense, in the present tense.