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Today I Love Summerfolk Weekend

Kelly's island with clutter
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Today I love Summerfolk weekend and the memories of the festival that we are missing out on yesterday and today and part of tomorrow. I love that tomorrow I get to be part of a live stream Summerfolk substitute festival called Summerfolk2020. I love working on info for the pre-show and the fact that we will be on the air live tomorrow. I love how deeply embedded I find myself to now be in the festival. I love that the radio show goes on and my volunteer credentials are still good because of that, haven’t missed a year since I started volunteering. I love that I am in good company as far as volunteers are concerned because even though this year’s in park festival is on hold, there are volunteers who have been coming back for decades. I love that here in our house we have decided to wear our volunteer shirts all weekend long and thus do we testify for our beloved festival. I love that we are missing our festival and in the missing of it we are celebrating it and being aware of how much we love it. I love that this may become a new part of our celebrational spirit when our festival returns.

Today I love home grown tomatoes that are so fleshy it’s like eating watermelon and you have to go looking for the seed pulp if you want to¬† verify that it is in fact tomato. I love how amazingly delicious these tomatoes taste compared to store bought winter tomatoes that were picked a thousand miles away and green, that were force fed water to grow fast and bland. I love how memories came back of how good things tasted when we grew them when I was young. I love telling my partner that when I was young our garden was the size of our entire property now. I love going back in my mind and my heart to the farm.

Today I love company for breakfast. I love planning the cottage run for the day. I love the Owen Sound Farmers’ Market and I just want to say to it that I am sorry I didn’t get there today, it’s not you, it’s me and my crazy working, festivalling, laughing, playing, singing, writing crazy life. I love that next weekend I will make it up to the dear market by going twice as happy as I was going to be today.

Today I love drinking coffee and writing and watching while my kitchen island goes from being a deserted clean empty surface to a mad, cluttered, happy place of activity.

Today I Love Summerfolk Weekend

Kelly Babcock

I was born in the city of Toronto in 1959, but moved when I was in my fourth year of life. I was raised and educated in a rural setting, growing up in a manner I like to refer to as free range. I live on the traditional lands of the Chippewas of Nawash in an area where my family history stretches back 6 or 7 generations and my First Nations friend's families go back hundreds of generations. I was diagnosed with ADHD at the age of 50 and have been both struggling with the new reality and using my discoveries to make my life better. I am a freelance writer and I write two blogs here at Psych Central, one about living with ADHD and one that is a daily positive affirmation that acts as an example of finding the good in as much of my life as I possibly can.

Find out more about me on my website: writeofway.

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Babcock, K. (2020). Today I Love Summerfolk Weekend. Psych Central. Retrieved on October 24, 2020, from


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