The call to come help make maple syrup came about 10 minutes after they started.
Just 3 guys, 3 beers, 2 cigars (yeah I was totally left out) and about 3 hours of what my friend Andy would say…”bro-in’ out” time.
It was good for my soul. First, these guys speak truth to me no matter what. Second, we were outside in the cold hauling wood into in the this little shack with a furnace cranking out 900 degrees, doing something that I have never done before. Learning something. Creating something. Talking and challenging each other.
It occurred to that in an era of specialization we forget how important the art of learning something new can be. What might even be more important is the courage of letting those you know lead you in that. How much knowledge must be stored in our relationships just waiting to be explored and shared.
For me, this was inspiring and just what I needed. I’m so glad I dropped everything and went when the call came. I needed the new experience I needed the beer, but more importantly I needed to be challenged.
A few pictures from the experience: