Not quite as nice as the sunrise on the hills by the windmills when I came in December. But still not too shabby.
Today was, as I said, completely full. I had a graduate lecture on setting I wanted to attend, lectures by visiting, big time famous "it" authors, Megan Mayhew Bergman, and Stephen Dau. I have to say, people shouldn't be allowed to be as talented and charming and fun to listen to as Ms. Bergman is. Not only was her lecture wonderful--on strange beauty--but she was a delight when I sat down with her one on one in the afternoon. She inscribed a copy of her book that I purchased in the morning. I couldn't be happier to support such a wonderful person.
After lunch (salmon and some version of the same salad we've been having for four days), I had fiction workshop again. I love the class I'm with this time. Funny people. Time goes by quite quickly. After workshop I spent a lot of time running around--I had my meeting with Ms. Bergman and then I remembered I left my power cord in the suite where we had class.
I'm starting to get sad that this thing is almost over. Just like last time, there's a complete range of emotions during this residency. It seems to be quicker overall, I think because the social aspect is so much easier. I am around so many people who are all encouraging each other to grow and to do well. It helps that I know most of their names and faces now.
I am really excited about one thing, though. E, Henry, and Addie are all coming tomorrow morning. I have to be up with the sun again so I can drive out to the airport to pick them up in the early early. I can't wait for them to be here and to meet some of the people who have made this such a great experience.