Sunday, April 20, 2008

Calvin

I’ve just returned from a feast.

I didn’t realize how hungry I was for words and ideas until I was there, at the Festival of Faith and Writing. I walked into the Fine Arts Center on Thursday, suddenly famished as the feast was laid out. I grabbed at the food impolitely, shoveling it in as though it were my last meal.

“I can’t take another bite,” I’d think. And then I’d go to one more lecture or reading or workshop. Just. One. More.

And now I’m home again. I’m stuffed full of thoughts and ideas. As time allows, I’ll share some of these thoughts here this week.

In the meantime, I’m loving on my three boys. Well, sort of. In a stop-whacking-your-brother-and-brush-your-teeth kind of way.

It’s good to be home.

8 comments:

Ann Kroeker said...

What?

You were there, too?

Well, phooey. If I'd known, I'd have tracked you down like I tracked down L.L. Barkat, and invited you to coffee or lunch!

I've got a busy week, but I'll try to pop over and see your post-Calvin thoughts.

Michelle said...

It was a joyous, boyish, reunion at home, but a lovely, word-filled few days. Good to meet you, too!

Llama Momma said...

Ann -- It's fun, isn't it? This tracking down of people? LL so enjoyed meeting you, and had so many good things to say about you. Next time! :-)

Michelle -- Glad you made it home safely! Thanks for stopping by!

A Musing Mom said...

I'm glad you brought home leftovers to share. I've got my plate ready, so bring it on!

Llama Momma said...

AMM -- It was a rich time, to be sure.

Mommy Cracked said...

I'm so glad you had a great time! I recieved the book I won here last week and it is wonderful!!! I especially enjoyed your story!

L.L. Barkat said...

Feast. Yes. Mine was a people feast more than a word feast. But just as yummy. And just as invigorating!

Llama Momma said...

LL -- A people feast! I like that. In some ways, our lives are flip flopped, I think. Day-to-day, my life is packed full of people and relationships. Getting away with words and ideas is such a treat! Maybe your life is fuller than mine with words and ideas. :-)