Perhaps that’s what I miss most of all. Because the end of this spring hasn’t brought relief, only a bit of melancholy. It’s been a fantastic leave, but it’s been a whirlwind, and while I’m happy to be heading back to SoCal in about a week, I’m a bit sad to see the end of my time in Baton Rouge. Not least because I know the summer will go equally quickly, and the freedom that I’ve felt over the last four months–the freedom to work at my own pace; the freedom to stare into space; the freedom to be a whole person, one equally concerned with the health of her body as with the output of her mind–will begin to disappear.
But: I’m bringing back to Claremont with me a renewed sense of the balanced life I want to live, and I have fantastic, exciting projects ahead of me. So let the summer commence! (And class of 2006, drop me a line sometime and let me know how you’re doing.)