we have a few days off and have been exploring
forts, badlands and wounded knee
mt rushmore and crazy horse
yellowstone and tetons
someday i will attempt to capture my feelingsabout criss-crossing this beautiful countryduring this time of intense political division
but my thoughts are not yet forged
the country drips with history, pride,
documented by architectural separation,
monuments and memorials
in the west
we lack the architectural reminders
or maybe in the busyness of daily life
I just forget
With two weeks to go, the tour is wrapping up, and “real life” is barreling towards me.
Yesterday, a camp host asked where we have been this summer.
“Everywhere,” I responded.
As she left, I looked towards the sky. It was true. My heart was full, eyes wet: “We did it. We actually did it.”
The striving, trying, and flood of tour-tasks are almost over. I’m beginning to feel the celebration, relief and appreciation for a summer full of memories.
We’ve started reaching out to distribution partners and are strategizing next steps.
I’ll share our plans in the coming weeks as they are solidified as well as summarize learnings and the final numbers.
For now, we are going to enjoy the last two weeks and our final six screenings!
Photo: Kansas City, MO World War I Memorial