It’s that time of the year when we take a moment to reflect upon our place in the community and how fortunate we are to be stewards of this property we all love. However, more than anything, it’s the people who make Stony Brook special that we’d like to celebrate.
The volunteers, of course, who do remarkable things for us every day, come to mind immediately. But so do our regular visitors whose stories we come to know and whose daily lives we participate in vicariously, whether painfully or joyously or even matter-of-factly.
And then there are those occasional bursts of energy who happen by the sanctuary unpredictably: artists and photographers; bike-riders crossing the country; runners with great thirst; former residents recalling their past; philosophers looking for reflection and space; families needing a break from the routine; workers and businessmen and women seeking a change of pace.
Thank you for reminding us of the beauty which is always here to inspire and enlighten. Happy holidays!
~The Stony Brook Staff