April 2008


Like I talked about in Overlooked Pigeons, I have been trying to be a better receiver of gifts. I’m trying to allow myself to be more open to receiving and to let my appreciation be known. Lately I’ve been very lucky to have received some tickets to Merlefest from my cousin David and invitations to camp on-site from Brad and Sarah asĀ  well as Kate. I had planned to stay home and work on the house and bike over the weekend, but how do you turn down an offer like that? So I rode out on Deseo, the Motorcycle, and camped off her for the first time. I had everything I needed (but I really didn’t need more that a tooth brush and a tent) and the weekend came off great despite a good bit of rain. Levon Helm was hands down one of the best shows I’ve seen in a while. I’ll post a link to it once the Merlfest site posts the audio.

Heres Sarah helping Georgia get into the Merlefest spirit:



I wanted to live deep and suck out all the marrow of life, to live so sturdily and Spartan-like as to put to rout all that was not life, to cut a broad swath and shave close, to drive life into a corner, and reduce it to its lowest terms, and, if it proved to be mean, why then to get the whole and genuine meanness of it, and publish its meanness to the world; or if it were sublime, to know it by experience, and to be able to give a true account of it.

Henry David Thoreau