The Criers are celebrating a full and productive first day of our retreat in Maine. After a summer spent with various individual projects, A Far Cry has reconvened. (Mostly, that is: we are missing David and Sharon, who couldn't be here this week). It has been an exciting day for everyone - to have this time at beautiful Kneisel Hall sharing music and making plans for the future. For me, this day was particularly significant because it was my first full day spent with A Far Cry since joining the group earlier this summer. I feel inspired by the Criers' enthusiasm, dedication and love for each other and for the group. And now, to prepare for tomorrow's rehearsals, meetings and concert, time for some R & R!