Today I love working hard at the things I do. I love thinking things out and doing things that make future work easier. I love that I took the legs off of a deck like platform to make it ready for storage and once they were off I screwed them to the underside out of the way but handy for when we put it together next year. I love jobs like Summerfolk tear down where, if I can’t find someone to tell me what they need done next, I can always see something that needs doing. I love finding things to do and finding good ways to do things. I love that I see funny things all the time, like that the Summerfolk garbage cans say SUMMERFOLK but you can’t read it all at once because the word stretches around the top of the can and so some of them appear to say MERFOLK from the right angle. I love that I sometimes refer to my fellow volunteers as Merfolk because of that. I love that I am proud to be one of the Merfolk and that I will always come back if I am able and if they will have me. I love that this is one of my favorite pieces of hard work.
Today I love the beautiful place that I live, the wonderful sights of blue sky, the vistas of water and rock and trees that are everywhere. I love that these scenes are ubiquitous and yet they do not disappear into the background because of their ubiquity. I love having so many opportunities to see the sights in my area, every time I have to drive somewhere, any time I’m riding with someone going somewhere, any time I go for a walk, this part of the world enthralls me. I love that when we travel I get to admire other places, but when I come home I still love it here.
Today I love Summerfolk backstage cake. I love getting to meet people who travel for a living, whether they perform or whether they set up stage equipment. I love watching giant tents come down and imagining what circus life must have been like. I love finding things that need my attention, like the pointy ends of nails sticking out of city picnic tables. I love that I can fix that … hand me a hammer! I love that I always have a hammer with me if I have my truck with me.
Today I love drinking coffee while I write right in the middle of Summerfolk tear down, surrounded by Merfolk.