There is a giant blue, bio-diesel school bus, with white letters down its sides reading “KINDNESS.” On the outside there are retractable awnings to provide shade at long stops. On the roof you will find solar panels and a rooftop garden. On the inside are all the amenities of a motor home. As you enter the bus you will see a very comfy Kindness Captain’s chair. The Captain is whoever is driving. Behind the Captain is a small sitting area made by turning the front three rows of bus benches into a eating/talking/planning/meditating/creating/whatever-you-need-it-to-be station complete with tables and power outlets for laptops (how else would I blog all about the trip?). Behind what I have affectionately dubbed the Inspiration Station is a small kitchenette complete with camp stove, mini-fridge, small sink, countertop, recycling and composting bins, and the most important appliance for some crew members: the coffee maker! Beyond the kitchen is the sleeping quarters. Made up of as many bunk beds as necessary, with a futon or two, the sleeping quarters will offer the comfy space needed to recoup after a long day of Kindness Adventures. There will also be mesh topped tents stored so as to enjoy the outdoor sleeping that is most desirable when the stars are twinkling but the bugs are out. The last and most important section of the bus is found at the back: the bathroom. Complete with a composting toilet, small camp shower and sink, the bathroom makes the bus a whole traveling home. My favorite thing about the bus is that there are little mismatched curtains in every window... and that people I love are on the bus with me!
Somewhere, there is a giant blue school bus waiting for me to find it.