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.