Why try to blog? Too much to doooo…I’m just trying to keep this thing going for awhile, till I can evolve it later this year, I hope. My time here is halfway done, which seems incredible. I’m just now feeling like I mostly know the ropes. After a week of rain and cold, it’s now turned lovely, wildflowers and blossoming trees, which always happens after Edible Books.
The crew. Front: Josiah. Middle, L to R: Pat, Barbara, Heather, Kelly, Amanda, Jenna. Back: me, Linnie.
Our Edible Books event rocked! The class was totally enthusiastic, worked hard, made gorgeous and/or hilarious books, and so did a surprising number of other people. It was so nice to once again be able to shout the official proclamation (though I did not, as once was traditional, stand on a chair), “Eat Book!”
I kept this one. Not only was it a contribution from someone I respect, it just underscores how I am looking at things in general these days. “Edible with patience (+ a little water).”
I’m trying to make the web page for the event: still waiting for photos. Maybe today, during my laundry hours? One can but hope; watch this space for the link. I advertised it as The First Annual All Penland Edible Books Festival, which made some purists cringe (sigh), but for me projects into the future. I did add the clarifying ‘(we hope)’. And I do sincerely hope Edible Books becomes a tradition here. Internationally, it was the Twelfth Annual Festival. Of course, I raised a glass (actually a few) to Judith Hoffberg.
Edible was followed last night by the Poly Prom. In the afternoon, I ran out to two local thrift stores and found an appropriately disgusting jacket for $3 at the second, unintentionally but happily replenished my stock of evening-reading paperbacks at the first. I didn’t stay at the prom long, maybe 20 minutes; it was the worst possible deaf-person scenario, which I knew would be the case: loud music, shifting light from the original Wonka movie being screened as a backdrop, lots of talking, shouting, shrieking, laughing – it looked like a blast! That was fine with me. I started reading one of the paperbacks and got some sleep, but I don’t think anyone else did. Noisy campus? No problem for deaf people. Things all work out. I’ll try to remember that as I address my formidable to-do list today.