Monday, August 30, 2010
Last Gasp of Summer
The end of my summer break has arrived. Though I have had two and a half months off, I feel as though I have left so many things undone. I've traveled this summer and visited a bit with family, but art and school wise, I did little. Often I felt as though I was overly connected to the web. Email, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube....Email, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube. Over and over again. Blech.
In order to try and escape the web and renew myself, I spent ten days in West Virginia. There's a country house I like to rent in the mountains. Cell reception is nearly non-existant, let alone web connection. A perfect situation.
Groups of friends stopped by to visit and spend nights. Some nights I stayed alone. Friends cooked gourmet meals and I enjoyed eating them. I played with my new camera. I watched cows and sheep. I did a little snipping. I did some mountain biking. I saw some shooting stars. I read. I slept. I slept a lot.
I was alone about a third of the time, and it was productive time. I enjoyed the quiet and got to spend a lot of time inside my own head.
I felt sad leaving, but am already contemplating how I can get back for a longer stay.