For eighteen stimulating days — the country and people are radiant; the Greek culture is steeped in tradition. The artifacts are absolutely stunning! I returned home with a great tan, a stack of new drawings, and the feeling I had been infused with a new understanding: here is the country that gave rise and inspiration to some of the most celebrated poets, philosophers, and artists. While I cannot say I could grasp the entire importance of walking over the selfsame earth, I did share exposure to the intangible qualities inherent in the rugged mountains and islands that may have been influential to the Ancients, as well. Traveling to Greece was an invigorating, essential tour facilitated by two very creative, knowledgeable, and insightful leaders. Many, many thanks, Shelley and Catherine!