In 2012, en route to the Grand Canyon, we stopped in Flagstaff, spending the better part of the evening exploring downtown. The town was lively and fun. In fact, I became friendly with a rather colorful character.
Perhaps it was just me, a little on edge from pretty much being in lockdown for the better part of the last year, but things seemed a little more subdued in 2021. I mean, it’s difficult to transition from isolation accompanied with unfavorable statistics and troubling divisiveness, to lighthearted, unfettered community. It had been more than a year since community had even been practiced.
But community is a craving even more powerful than chocolate.
So with mask covered faces, and hearts full of hope, we, along with our fellow Flagstaff visitors, commenced training!