I once heard it said "the quality of our lives is in direct proportion to the quality of questions we ask ourselves." Tonight approximately ten of us will gather to ask ourselves in what ways we want to further activate the New Story (on Cape Ann and in the larger bio-region). It will be an evening of asking powerful and passionate questions rather than an evening of making plans, hatching ideas, or taking action. This is how we will begin to live the Art of Hosting pattern here on Cape Ann. I believe the poet Rilke had it right when he invited us to "live within the questions" rather than to press for answers too soon. He invited us to live with the questions like favorite books written in a foreign language. He knew we are often not quite ready to live the answers - and the point of life is to live everything. In this conversation area I invite harvesting from our gatherings as well as the insights of those who will take the journey with us through the Ning site. Here's a toast to powerful questions that increase the quality of our lives!