Elephant seal commonality

Looking like beached Botero nudes, these elephant seals sun themselves on central California shores.

Occasionally one lifts its head and barks. Others nearby jiggle as though sharing a joke.

They have something in common with you and me. They need each other. 

We creatives can be solitary sorts. Our best work comes steeped in solitude. 

But for our work to get out there, we need community.

In fact, long before we have work worthy of public scrutiny, we need community.

Just north of Hearst Castle, California

Perfect for a retreat: Riverbend Hot Springs in the New Mexico desert
Wonder bringers