Hobbling Off to Waterloo
3 hours with Dr. G today. They x-rayed O's knee
and discovered a crack in his kneecap and wrapped
something called a "knee immobilizer" around it.
Afterward we hobbled off to Waterloo to listen to
poetry in tents. Such beautiful weather, cool air and
bright blue sky, the leaves just beginning to fall.
We were only going to stay a little
while but O really liked it and we stayed all afternoon.
We especially enjoyed the session with Billy Collins
talking about teaching poetry.
Jim Habba's Introduction to the Festival:
"And pleasure is what i hope you find,
wherever you turn, as you begin to relax
into the sea of words and images that will
wash over you here. Leave all ordinary ideas
of control back on the shore. Enjoy the constantly
changing array of emotions and thoughts you
encounter. Trust this ocean to support you as
you float and paddle among friends. Trust it to
support you as you drift among the enchanting
and oddly familiar scenes below the surface.
We have tried to do everything we could so that
you might find swimming to be as natural as
breathing. It feels good to be home."