My brain is in limbo. Though I am attempting to stay present, most of my thoughts are on Vietnam, a place that will be my home for a year in under two weeks. Creative time is a bit stuck right now, but I am accepting it as a needed space for other things. Here are some of those things: Packing boxes with dishes, clothes and dusty books.
Giving away crap I don't need.
Seeing as many people as I can before I go, and consequently, drinking and perhaps eating too much.
Inoculating my body with Typhoid.
Wrapping up work work.
Canceling phones, electric movement within my home, and trash pickup.
Donating my favorite animal to two trusty souls.
Packing minimal clothing, electronics, books, journals, medicine, and other items into squares on wheels.
Sending care packages to a Minnesotan sister.
Calling mom and dad.
Writing 56 postcards to be sent by my mother to my grandparents each week I am away.
Thinking alot about how to be mobile, yet grounded at the same time. How can I see the world and experience the world without backpacks and luggage hunkering my spinal column? Perhaps I need to fabricate Felicity pods (akin to Andrea Zittel's pods) around the world. Or maybe I need to build a wooden gullet with a greenhouse.