We’ve met with several of our colleagues: Ramona and Olga took us to a wine bar for some wine and nosh. Krzyzstof gave us the gift of performing Chopin on the out of tune piano at the Academy of Culture – it was very moving and thoughtful – we were in tears. Valda met us at the Academy of Music with her granddaughter, talked about possible future collaborations and presented us with special Lats coined with representations of important symbols and animals of Latvia.
We accepted the students’ invitation and trekked to the Ala folk music club past our bedtime to sit with them for the last time. Had a lovely get-together with our landlady, Inga. Knowing that memory fades we took pictures of people and places, bought various souvenirs, in the hope that it lasts.
Packing now – striving to just meet that 23kg/50lb limit – to the sound of rain. It has been raining for the past two weeks. The silver lining to that cloud is that it keeps the temperature down – highs in the mid-60s to low 70s. When we arrive in Pocatello it will be to high 80s to mid 90s. No gentle adjustment back to the high desert, just dump us back in.
Sad to leave but it is time.
We’ve taken advantage of the rain to update the website. We have added pictures into blog entries (Got back all the way to 5 May, still a few more to add) and documentation of our creative work here (as well as some we did in Finland). You can scroll down the blog to see the new slide shows. Here are the links for the creative work pages:
· Stories from the Park
· Grass is Green
· Live: Global Corporeality