My backpack weighs as much as I do. Looks like I'm gonna be sending a 12th box home - on the chopping list: non-perishable parmesan cheese (specifically for popcorn), mini cheese board, and half of my clothes. What's the point of not having a job if I'm still going to change my clothes every day? Nope. I REJECT SOCIETY. These clothes are staying on my body.
NEED: Running shoes. Fast, light, built for speed. Black.
I shipped my belongings to Nashville, TN. 11 boxes. Total cost: $266.68. See you in December goldfish cup, rain boots, 19th century harp tapestry and paper airplane cut out book.
First stop: Lennox, MA. My friend and mentor Paula Langton is out there performing with Shakespeare & Co. Paula helped me through some tough times last year. She and her husband took me in for a much needed break. I'll always remember one of our conversations that was instrumental to the beginning of this project. We were at Ole restaurant in Inman Sq. I think I just asked her "Why? What is the point of it all?" She talked about the importance of creation: art, science, life, but also that it was about the simple things - little acts of kindness, whatever it takes to get by.
Back to the bus. It's packed. I think we left 18ppl at South Station. Good thing the bus driver took pity on me and my body bag.