Wednesday, July 4, 2012

swimmin' hole

I am in North Carolina.
Today is the 4th of July. I went to the swimmin' hole (a 5 foot area that is deep enough to jump off some rocks into, in a river) with the locals. I am making work and enjoying all of the little things around me, like the lunch Camille brought me in the middle of the day for no reason, or the sound of cars driving down dirt roads. I will miss being able to swim in the river after working, or to sit on the rocks with homemade wine in a mason jar. simple things.
I will do a big work post at the end of my time here, but I really want to focus for a moment on how inspiring just being here is.
I finished reading no one belongs here more than you. It was perfect, I recommend that you read it. And if you don't like it, please tell someone else "I really hated this book that Amy recommended" and then maybe they will ask you about it, and then they will think "I will just have to read it for myself to have any real opinion about it" and then they will read it and so on... that way at least we are all reading.
Halfway point. Pushing myself to write more, to try new things. While Felicia is in Asheville today, I told her to pick me up some supplies. That has been the most difficult thing, the nearest supplies are an hour away. I'm making the best of it though. This feels like a letter home from camp.

I am having such a great time, I hope all of my friends apply for residencies. You're going to love it.

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