I'm in Hamlet mode. Hamlet was a Libra.
I just found out my Montana prof Kevin Canty is reading Tuesday in Winston Salem. I live 5 hours away in Athens, Ohio. Compared to Missoula, this is close, but it's not really that close. And it's the last week of the quarter. Freshmen are piling up outside my doorstep. Body count is high.
And I'm pretty sure the house I own in Durham is crumbling at the brick level, about to teeter right off these stumbly piers it was built upon in 1928. But I can't seem to make it there to deal with it. That distance, an extra hour, feels way too far to drive. Probably forever.
Somehow, that I lived in North Carolina for fifteen years seems to matter.
This is where I need my MFA friend Anne Marie, who would say, "We are going. We are DEFINITELY going."
I probably won't go.
But it sure would be awesome to go.