03 April, 2010

It's my last night in the Keith House.

This is the face of a woman at ease with her own small place in the world.

All is quiet, save for the distant whispering giggles of the workstudies getting ready for bed above me. I smell like woodsmoke and my mouth tastes like pomegranate wine from the Ingles in Murphy (Murphingles, in case you keep track of these things). I am in love with my life here. Usually, I'm ready for the next adventure by the time I end my current one. It's one of my strengths: always able to look forward, shunning endings, planning the what's-to-be. But this time... I don't know. Brasstown is different. I felt so full here. People listen. We are all singer/songwriters. We go from place to place to see the same faces, but so readily greet new ones. I walked miles in the dark here, on my own, and made an honest name for myself. I had good work to do, and I mostly did it. And like it or not, it's time for the next adventure.

I'm sort of mourning the end of my Folk School self. But I'm so, so glad I got to be her for awhile.

1 comment:

Linzee said...

Hi Jessica:

It's Linzee from your Mary Lou quilting class in Jan.

I've been enjoying your blog posts about the Aran knitting class and wanted to say hi and tell you that you look fabulous! You seem to have nailed that weight loss thing! Hope the plans for your wedding are coming together...your quilt looks beautiful and I can't wait to see the full reveal.

After looking at your blog I realized you have an etsy shop and thought you might get a kick out of my newest gig–blogging for etsy about quilts. If you're interested, check it out.http://www.etsy.com/storque/handmade-life/modern-quilter-meet-ups-the-quilting-bee-comes-full-circle-7505/

At any rate, hope you're enjoying the next phase of life. Looks like you got to learn a lot of amazing things during your time at John C. Campbell. I think about my week there often.


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