Monday, August 14, 2006

Bread Loaf!

It's so wonderful to be here again! The row of bright sunflowers along the stone wall look especially cheery today. The staff arrived yesterday, trickling in. It's really a special feeling to be here when it's quiet (the conference doesn't start until Wednesday). It's a different place when there are so few of us on campus. But it was wonderful to reconnect (hugs all around!) and be in the presence of writer-friends again.

Today we hit the ground running with training sessions and a huge shipment of food and libations to unload. I am ready to work!


Stephanie said...

Gosh, you're so lucky! I didn't get in, but I wish I did! I know you're there for your second year, right?

Mary Akers said...

Third year. Yes, I am lucky. I need to be fully in the moment and appreciate everything about this year.

Stephanie said...

That's just about enough to make you faculty, right? ;)

In all seriousness, actually.