This week's Featured Phone is located in Wolcott, Connecticut; Lisa Corson created this beautiful phone in memory of her father and grandmother. Thank you, Lisa, for sharing the story of your phone with us.
Weekly, I shine a light on the story of a beautifully created and placed Wind Phone. Sharing our stories makes a difference because it's in doing so that we connect and heal. To not cloud the Wind Phone creator's message, the format for Featured Phones is to share their answers to the interview questions verbatim.
Where is your Wind Phone located?
Our wind phone is located on a trail (blue flagged) at Pillwillop Therapeutic Farm, 1089B Woodtick Road Wolcott CT. Visitors can come 7 days a week, during daylight hours. Trail maps are located in a brochure holder on the front of our big red barn building and those maps will direct visitors to the trail.
Why did you choose this location?
Our phone is located on a trail on our therapeutic farm. We provide counseling services to the community on 50 acres of protected farm and Woodlands in Connecticut. One of our missions is to provide holistic wellness and that includes being able to "nurture in nature". Someone shared an article to us about a Telephone of the Wind in Washington State, and the feedback was so great by our Facebook therapeutic community that we knew we needed to put one on our farm. It has been used by clients and community as a way to reach out, process, and communicate with those we can no longer speak to. We also picked a spot in the woods where the wind can be heard through the trees. It is a very peaceful solitary location, with access to 2 trails.
What year and month did you place your Wind Phone at this location?
February 12, 2023
Is your Wind Phone dedicated or in memory of someone special?
This telephone of the wind is dedicated to my father, who died when I was 23 years old, and my grandmother, his mother. The telephone is mounted on the back of a bench that was once in a memorial garden dedicated to the two of them. When the bench fell apart, we needed to repurpose the back and felt this would be a perfect way to do it.
Do you have any advice for someone thinking of creating a Wind Phone?
Do it. Allow yourself the catharsis to talk to someone you can no longer talk to.
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