Michael Foster was greeted at the Greyhound station by his community at midnight on August 1st, 2018 -- joyful people, flowers, and hugs abounding. The crowd scooted off to a late night diner where the waitstaff commented they’d never taken so many vegan burger orders. Michael had a chance to share stories and reflections before heading home with sweetie Sue at nearly 3am.
“Six months, went by like nothing. Somebody just got released last month after 43 years of being unjustly imprisoned after a police raid, I think it was Philadelphia, in the 70s. And I got to sit in a retreat center for 6 months. So I feel like the luckiest guy on earth - and I don’t plan on going back, unless it’s for a really good cause. And I’m really really really really glad to see people I really love and people who want to make a difference in the world. Because the city and complicated life, all this stuff, and the pollution and the crap we have to do everyday, I didn’t miss any of that… And I’m really not looking forward to being part of it again. I’m gonna try really hard not to be part of that.”