i've got five hours in the car with crabtree, before the main event,
back in my original homeland,
down in the southernmost center of the nutmeg state...
what's the main event?
high school graduation.
should be big fun.
speeches? love 'em.
crowds of moms? my favorite.
high school? so tight.
yeah, neighbors, i guess you could say that it's about to be lit af.
but only if you don't have ANY idea what the F* that means.
harvest is about to be super-legit and all-the-way-officially done!
a flippin' lightning-striking valkyrie vixen, with all the fixin's.
and today is the day.
i'm proud of my kid.
like, beaming, bragging, beside-myself-with-respect-and-admiration,
psyched, pumped, and amped for this big day.
she's been a great daughter, a good person, and a nice kid the whole time,
and she didn't just finish the thing- she crushed it.
so, today is her day, and i'll be there to show support and bear witness
to the fruitful culmination of all these years of learning and growing.
i'm excited for that.
...and i'm excited for SUMMER, too.
that's right now.
the brightest longest-illumination in a twenty four hour period this year,
and where will i be?
in a car, mostly;
or in the stands, cheering;
or sitting down somewhere, nearly the entire time.
it's a brand new season, and i'm wondering what it's going to bring to bear on me and mine.
so, today is the day in a couple of ways.
in fact, it's so action-packed and fun-filled,
i'm gonna go ahead and just stop myself right now,
and get ready for the big-time explosions of expertism
that're sure to be poppin' off all damned day long.
it's all really happening-
the ley lines are converging,
the rotation is at it's peak,
the place to be is where i'm headed,
and i'm bursting at the seams in anticipation.
this. is. it.
really real life, unfolding across time and space.
the first next big step,
the first day of the new season,
the best time to be with my favorites and most-bestest ones.
i'm grateful for the time i have been given.
i've caught a couple-two/three glimpses of the alternatives,
and i think i'll stay the course and see this path through to the end;
never quiet, never soft.....