St.-Malo is the birthplace of François-René, vicomte de Chateaubriand (1768–1848), one of France's most famous writers and historians. If you ever studied French literature, you studied Chateaubriand. In a leadership school blog, it's interesting to take note of an observation attributed to him:
"As soon as a true thought has entered our mind, it gives a light which makes us see a crowd of other objects that we have never before perceived."
That's really what experiential education is all about. It's about pushing body and mind to the point where, all of a sudden, something true reveals itself and shines a light. And in a sort of chain reaction, that sudden illumination can inform our character and insights for years to come.