For Halloween, 1977, Bryan glued together a plastic model phaser and molded Silly Putty into Spock ears. Photos still exist. He doesn’t wear fake ears or funny hats in class, but doesn’t much care what he looks like in the wild. When he isn’t annoyed because the students won’t be quiet while he’s trying to sleep, Bryan’s a pretty easy-going fellow.
Those moments of connection when we sense the divine in ourselves and our world are some of his post precious times in these wilderness intensives. He’d end the school year outside every time if he could, out of earshot from machines and out of range from the nearest cell tower. Helping students find that quiet space inside, outside, is its own reward.
“What we have loved, others will love, and we will teach them how.” - Wordsworth