We’re in the calm after the holidays. After the energy of the last month, we have some time to look ahead. So let me ask you. What are you looking for in the Berkshires this year?
It feels like a changing time in the county, to me. We’re still emerging from the shakeup of the pandemic. Places have gone in our downtowns, and places have come. Last night I was talking with a fellow Williams alum about rebuilding, about what that means.
I see people creating and caring for communities around me, sometimes holding on against stiff headwinds. And right now I’m looking for ways to understand currents in the community, and ways to help people I value doing the work of making community, and for their open-minded integrity.
I’m looking for new perspectives. And good books. And good conversations. Gathering places can draw me in, when I’m looking for somewhere I can get out of the house on an early winter evening and find people talking thoughtfully.
And on a cold day sometimes a touch of home comfort can help me find my footing for awhile — a hot cup of tea, a spot of color, a winter walk in the snow. So … what would you like to find? What would you like to know? If you want to toss some suggestions my way, I’ll see what I can unearth for you.
Birch and hemlock gleam in the ice on the Chestnut Trail in Williamstown and at Tamarack Hollow in Windsor.