Archive for May 16th, 2009

I didn’t run away to join this

May 16, 2009

There’s a carnival squeak and squeal–adolescent laughter and convalescing rides–filling the ambient space in my tent. It will be a strange sound to go to sleep to.

I will admit to some disappointment–having finished my 80 miles–as I pulled up to the Hermann public park & campground to find oodles of tents, clusters of camp chairs around primary colored beer coolers, and people everywhere: people closely eyeing this obvious invader on a bicycle. They came for revelry. I came for camping.

It’s been a pretty good day. But I’m tired; it’s quickly cooling off; and I will be crawling into my bag to learn to sleep through this very soon.

That’s all I’ve got tonight.

in short

May 16, 2009

Okay, summary:

I quit Wal-Mart a couple months or so ago: though it feels like a decade, or maybe a bad dream.

I dated a lovely, interesting, and talented young woman named Kelsey. She studies and loves tiny things that have been dead a long time: I couldn’t follow her as she talked about, and even showed them to me–but I liked her all the more for it.

I had a successful, enriching, and enlightening run as a substitute teacher of all grade levels, subjects, and capacities.

And now, I am back on the road.

More, later.

D Rex