Since I wanted to have a low-key night on Friday, I asked my friend Micah if she wanted to swing in some hammocks and relax a bit. Of course she said yes, and by the time I arrived at her house she already had two hammocks strung up ready to go in her front yard. This is something that she does often, in fact, when she used to live in Key West she slept in an outdoor hammock for almost six months. I like the way a hammock wraps around your body, completely encasing you in a cocoon only exposing only the sky above. We hung out there for hours, just talking and swinging. It was perfect.
Saturday I was in Atlanta again to see the Flaming Lips concert with James at Centennial Park. I didn’t really know what to expect from them, but I had heard that their concerts were crazy good. While I only knew a handful of songs, it was easily one of the most visually exciting concerts I’ve ever been to. If you aren’t easily offended by nude people (ha!), then I highly recommend going to one of their shows. I also had my first corn dog of 2012, which was everything I’d hoped it would be! 😀
I can’t believe that Bonnaroo is only a little over two weeks away!! Ahhhh!!! Might die of excitement. I’ve already started making my lists of all the things I want to bring for food, camping, and entertainment. I’m sure this year will bring a whole new set of experiences and memories. It’s very much like leaving the world as you know it, and entering a unique realm that only a music festival can create. This year I will be better prepared for the sun, dirt and camp life as well. However, I do think that Chez and I did a pretty good job last year without knowing what to expect… even if we did have to duct tape our tent together at 1:30 a.m. on the first night. 😉
My life has changed so much since this time last year. I feel completely healed and whole, and have been for quite some time now. I think certain things have started happening to me that signify that transition as well. Sometimes you don’t know you’ve moved on to another chapter until you are already several pages deep. In fact, I feel like I’ve started to reach a whole new level of self-awareness and appreciation for what I’ve got right at this very moment. Self high-five for making it to this new and wonderful place!