Hope this letter finds y’all well.
Wherever you may be in life, in the world right now, we’d like to remind you of the few weeks of summer you spent in Yunnan.
The land itself, however, need not be reminded. For a part of what is now the soil was the compost you made, and it is now home to spectacularly complex networks of life that help nurture food and, hopefully, minds, as the eco-farm continues its efforts in influencing the valley toward sustainable agriculture.
Their bread is still delicious.
We hope you still have some good pictures of those photogenic monkeys. And speaking of photogenic, we will probably never forget how beautiful Shaxi was under the 6PM golden sunlight the day we got there.
Perhaps now is a good time to see if you still remember those Bai dance moves?
Which of the workshops & events you recall the clearest now, looking back?
The Great Wall is still there with a certain corner of it cleaner than before, but more importantly, there are people who witnessed a certain group of young change makers now, and the example lives on.
Finally, we would like you to know that you made an impact on us as well. Inspired by you, some of us have picked up long-abandoned hobbies, others have tried new things from meeting you.
Wherever you are now in life, on the planet, we would like you to know that the changes you made live on, and the cool things you saw, tried and did, are yours to revisit.
Thank you for a meaningful summer.
—Henry, Xiao, Samara