Date: 21-24 May
Some bikers at the beach, 21 May; cousin Lisle and I with antennae; dog Rosie at the red house.
Click for more photos of Talkeetna at my co-worker’s daily photo blog.
The past few days have been sunny and warm, reaching the low 70s in the afternoons. I’ve been working at AMS, prepping lunch for the teams going out and working on their photo archive and blog. I’ve also been spending time with Lisle and minding the gear shop. On Monday evening, however, I got the same symptoms of Strep A that I had a month ago. Caitlin is ill with something slightly different. If I’m not on the mend Wednesday I’ll call the clinic. I visited Studio Z yoga outside of town and hope to work part-time at the Flying Squirrel Cafe as well.
I’m feeling rather isolated, though. I figured out this year that I need four things in my life to be happy: an intellectual challenge and sense of purpose; a loving and stimulating community (sanga) and security; space and stimulus for spiritual growth; and exercise and wholesome food. I’m not quite sure what I have here yet. I thought that the distance from everything I hold dear would be good for me, space and time to process this year’s changes and to grow in a different way. I’m sure that by the end of the summer and after having a few weeks in the mountains I’ll appreciate what will have happened internally, but now I’m just feeling lost.