Last week my husband travelled to Norfolk, Virginia to the Afterlife Conference. We met incredible people and learned so much as part of the event “Where shamans break bread with scientists” and walked away with renewed spirits and so much to process.
The rest of the attendees took home lots of memories of journeys and out of body experiences and new forms of deep meditation. I took home a ton of photos and of course, I made you some puzzles. Here is a taste with just a few comments. (Hints are in the captions!) If the images are too small, click on them and they will open in a new window, larger!
One of the coolest things was that I got to meet someone I follow very closely online, in real life! Carol Cassara is everything I thought she would be and then a bit more — it was kind of like finding out I got to have my all time favorite milk shake (chocolate with coffee ice cream in case you were wondering) and then seeing that it is topped with both whipped cream and chocolate shavings!
Our hotel was on the Elizabeth River overlooking the shipyards where the Navy repaired, upgraded, and retrofit their vessels. The ship in the distance above was not one of those Navy ships!
I love how libraries often take on the personality of a city. Norfolk did an amazing job on the exterior of their downtown branch.
It wouldn’t be a proper photo walk without a random scene or two. Downtown Norfolk is quiet in the evening and a wonderful place to take a walk. During business hours and on the weekend however, the streets come alive with traffic and people.
I took lots of photos of this old theater, the Wells Theatre home of the Virginia Stage company.
I could have spent a week walking the labyrinth — it is the most amazing brain exercise ever and will be the subject of at least a few more pieces.
What have you been up to?