So, we all had important roles to play at Lodestar . . . and I like to remember and think that we clearly fit into some very fine and memorable buckets . . . we did, as Lodestar attendees and staff, what we needed to do--be it to function and serve as Lodestar campers; camp leaders; camp cooks and KP crew members; Lodestar crafts leaders; lifeguards; maintenance staff and more . . . we did it all (and happily so) because it mattered and it kept us running smoothly . . . it kept our Lodestar Enterprise afloat.
And it all taught us some most valuable life lessons about doing what we said we would do and what we signed up for, community building, and learning some key life teachings along the way about our deliverables and the responsibility those same deliverables entail . . . in short?
We lived, Lived, LIVED LIFE! And hasn't that all stayed with us for these past 50+ years, Campers?
Anyone, anyone? I know you are out there . . .
Saying it out loud, or even thinking it quietly, the name Lodestar conjures up powerful memories and reflections. And meaning.