Author: Susan Caruso

Things we take and things we leave behind

“Are we gonna take this tree with us to the new Sunflower house, Susan?”

A three-year-old in our Seedlings program puts his finger on a tall Florida live oak as he waits for my reply.

The next half hour is spent with a very serious crew of three- to six-year-olds, pointing and talking about all the things we will take and which things we will leave behind when Sunflower moves to our new home in Delray this fall.

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How do we find our “people?” Our place, our community?

We originally published this post by Susan on Sunflower Blog back in 2012. As we look forward to moving to our new home in Delray Beach, Fla., at the end of this summer, we thought it would be fun to look back again at our roots. This is the story of how and why Sunflower Creative Arts came to exist over 22 years ago. Not surprisingly – especially for those of us who’ve found family and best friends and kindred spirits at Sunflower – it all began with a personal search for community…

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