hi again – Meredith here.
Did you get that? I LOVE SUMMER. I really can’t get enough of it. I love breathing in warm summer air (especially because I’m not in a big smoggy city) scented with flowers. I love seeing people in flip flops strolling along the streets at a leisurely pace. I love the daily possibility of picnics, bike rides, music festivals, outdoor theatre…
Speaking of which: I spent yesterday evening in City Park watching a really interesting and excellent production of Macbeth by Toronto’s Driftwood Theatre. I was out visiting a friend and got home at about 7:10pm — remembering that a friend had mentioned the production happening at 7:30pm. Since I live across the street from City Park, was decided (rather spontaneously) to grab a blanket and get myself a few hundred feet away to the site of the show.
I’m so glad I did! I was so wonderful to sit outside on an amazing summer’s evening watching really talented people perform an incredibly imaginative version of Macbeth (this time, it was set in a vaguely post-apocalyptic setting). I went with no expectations and found I really enjoyed myself. Though I had debated not going, what pushed me to check it out was the feeling that really, one should seize every opportunity to take in something new — especially if that thing is happening right outside your door. Frankly, I couldn’t come up with a compelling reason NOT to go.
And speaking of events — for anyone who is in Kingston this weekend, I would like to remind you that the annual Wolfe Island Music Festival sets up this weekend. The line-up includes big names like the Great Lake Swimmers, Stars, Jenn Grant and Plants and Animals. There are a bunch of shows happening tonight on the island, and then the big show is tomorrow. It’s definitely worth checking out.
And in other news: I’M STILL TRYING TO GET MY WORK DONE. Yep. Nothing new to report there.
Oh- but back to how much I love summer again: I took my books out to my balcony yesterday and spent some time reading (while periodically allowing myself to be distracted by the view). Here’s a picture (note my little tea pot in the foreground):
Ok, I guess I should get back to it. There’s much to be done…(ahrg! double ahrg!)