This past week, Sarah Margolis-Pineo, Curator at Hancock Shaker Village and I went on a field trip to meet our collaborator at Camphill Village for a tour. It wasn’t the astoundingly beautiful and plentiful herb garden or creative energy found in the neat stacks of bound books and elaborate calligraphy that took my breath away (and believe me they did), but the three essentials that Camphill is founded on.
1—Recognition that in every human being lives an eternal healthy spirit no matter the disability.
2—Every human being has the right and responsibility to learn and develop.
3—Continuous striving to create community.