Thursday, October 1, 2009

Goodbye Holden Village

This will be my last post from the village; I leave tomorrow.

Judging by the number of layers I now wear just to walk outside, fall is here. All of the summer staff has left (I'm one of the last ones). Yesterday at the staff meeting, most of the discussions were about fall and winter schedules. It was sad to hear about all of the AMAZING things that are going to be happening when I'm gone. At the end of the staff meeting all the people who are leaving before the next meeting stand up and everyone prays the 'Holden Prayer' around them. There weren't very many of us standing up so there were a lot of people per leaving person. Lots of hands, lots of prayers.

Last night was my last night in the Snack Bar...I still have this afternoon. It was really quiet, sort of anti-climatic.

Today, other than work in the Snack Bar this afternoon and then the Pool Hall this evening, my day is, almost completely, consisting of packing and cleaning. For those of you who know me, I'm moving pretty slowly with the packing because I hate it. I'm sort of glad that I'm going to be living out of a suitcase for a while because then I won't have to pack up and stuff.'s to the beginning of a nomadic existence!

For those of you who have been at Holden this summer, thank you for the greatest summer of my life living in the most beautiful place I will ever live. I am tempted to extend but its time to rip the bandaid off and move on. People tend to linger around here forever. It's time to go. I have gotten to know people better this summer than I ever have before. To those people, thank you for being a part of my life, I love you and I miss you.

Also, if you have the capacity, listen to "Gotta Travel On" by Au Go-Go Singers.

When I'm home, with faster than freakishly slow internet, I'll post some of the pictures for yesterday. I documented the entire day.


  1. :( Sad face for leaving the village.
    But I want to see your pictures!
    And I'm listening to "Gotta Travel On" but I couldn't find the Au Go-Go Singers version.

  2. can't wait to see you tomorrow!!!!!!!!!