Shhh. Don't tell the cat. I'm getting ready to pack my bags. He has been known to disappear if he knows I'm leaving (and when he has to go to the vet). He may already know--he's taking a nap in a bookcase, behind a large pile of puppet paraphernalia. Camouflage?
I'll be flying to Tennessee for the conference tomorrow. I've been chosen to be in a regional concert on Friday night. I'll be telling The Portraits. I just put the photo album up in the sidebar so listeners can easily find the portrait of Sarah Visscher Schuyler Hoyle. I'm also going to be helping Olga Loya with her three-hour intensive about Going Deep, the long traditional story retreat. I spent time last night creating buttons to wear and give away.
I'm quite fond of the one at the top that says
Q. What's the opposite of an olio?
A. The Going Deep Long Trad Story Retreat
(An olio is a medley, and at storytelling festivals it means a program with several storytellers, each telling for a short period of time.)
I'm having a small amount of anxiety, not about the story, as I've been telling it for about 17 years, and not about helping Olga, but about what to wear at the concert. Clothes, definitely, but which?