Monday, August 16, 2010

Sleep Away

Finn and Lucy are away this week. This is the first time in 13 years that I have been at home without children to care for and with no specific project to work on. My list of things to do has been growing ever longer this morning as I sit down to decide and prioritize the agenda. But I am not a fool - while my list is filled with items like cleaning my studio*, also high on the list are things like spending one day at the Temple, a full day from morning sitting through evening sitting. Such a treat! My one-day residency.

Finn and Lucy are away this week at camp.

Here it is. Or part of it, anyway. It is a large farm and wilderness retreat in New England. They will be sleeping outside for most of the time in either tents or structures they make themselves.

While at the base camp, however, they will be sleeping here:

This is Lucy's bunkhouse.

She was pretty excited about sleeping in a mound.

Here is Finn's tent. He was somewhat less excited. I tried not to mention their bitter complaints about the discomforts of sleeping in the RV earlier this summer. Suddenly those beds seemed like the pinnacle of luxury. Yes, better not to mention that.

This will be their kitchen.

Everyone helps with all the chores. They will be fishing, rock climbing, doing archery, carving spoons and generally just spending time in nature with their eyes open.

I hope they embrace this amazing opportunity.

* I am subletting my work-only studio in Long Island City. It is just two-blocks from PS.1 in the heart of this happening neighborhood and in a building filled with other artists. If you are interested, please let me know and I will send photographs and other details.

1 comment:

Taos Sunflower said...

Wow...I want to be one of your kids.