Today I love festivals, and I especially love my own Summerfolk Folk Festival. I love that, even though I love it so much, it is the last day of the festival and tomorrow we begin tearing it down again for another year. I love that it is three days long, long enough to see a lot of stuff, hear a lot of music, meet up with a lot of friends, but not so long that I’m completely exhausted by the time it’s over. I love that tear down always takes less time then construction, it seems right that way. I love that this year I got to talk to so many people who I wouldn’t have gotten to talk with just because I had a digital recorder in my hand when I asked if I could speak with them. I love that I’m not a stalker with a digital recorder but am actually a media person getting content for the radio, ’cause if I were a stalker with a digital recorder that would be creepy and I don’t want to be creepy. I love that I’m wearing so many hats that there are almost no places I’m not allowed to go here at Summerfolk.
Today I love that we got up early in the morning, ate a hasty but good breakfast, and hit the road for a four hour round trip to pick up a new to us kayak to fill up the fleet. I love that it is the same model as the one I already have so I can maybe have one here at home and one at the cottage in the summer, or we can run it to the cottage and have enough kayaks for us and guests. I love that though it is the same model there are some differences like the color and the way the skeg works and I may try to modify one to match the other because I can see how things work differently from one to the other. I love that we love kayaking even if I’m not in good enough shape to go paddling for hours.
Today I love that there isn’t a single plastic throw-away bottle of water on site here at the festival except for the odd one that was brought by festival goers and that they are refilling as they need to from the water filling stations that we have here at the park. I love that this transition happened over several years and started with the water refilling stations being available and has now become reality.
Today I love drinking coffee from my refillable coffee can here at the festival.