February 21, 2010

Day 5 Photo Op- The Tchotch

Sunday...my first day at Esalen. Although as I write this I can hardly believe it, this place seems so familiar it is like I never left. Some things have changed, however, like the fact that I am sitting here writing at nearly 1 in the morning... instead of soaking at the tubs. I haven’t even been down to the hotsprings this evening. I just came straight into the lodge after dancing and started working...THIS is new! 


This is a picture of three of my favorite people: Rachael, Benjamin and The Tchotch. The Tchotch would be the small one wearing the onesie and the funny hat. To understand why she is called The Tchotch you would have to know her parents (just in case it is confusing, Benjamin is NOT the father of The Tchotch). For those of you who are alarmed about her being bullied, she does have another beautiful name, Skylah, but for now I, too, have taken to calling her The Tchotch.

Benjamin is a permaculturalist, and a lover of honey. He does amazing work at Esalen and around the world. I don’t pretend to understand all of what he does, but I can say his work is Holy and more necessary now than ever.

I love this place. Filled with Angels.

“What do you want to be when you grow up?” is the question in 12 days journal #315


  1. Okay firstly, less writing and more celebrating. Stop writing so much and enjoy that place.

    Secondly, I want to be a rocket surgeon when I grow up. Or a flying locomotive.

    Thirdly...that's it.

  2. I want to be a Time Lord. ;-)