So captivating and invigorating a personality is Andrea Rising that I was compelled to write about her here during the project trip. In the audio vignette below, you can listen to excerpts from my conversations with Andrea. She talks about the nature of community, including her love for getting to know and learn from people and creating safe and inviting spaces for people to gather and relate. Andrea also talks with ebullience about her love of ranching and the natural world.
“I like to just go ride. And I could be alone for months. I don’t have to have people because I have nature. I love plants, I love gardening, I love flowers and I love building and I love livestock. And…and I like to be alone sometimes. I love to be, to just hear the, hear the curlews and just smell the meadow… “