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The sunrise yesterday demanded that we leave the Garden Studio and walk out to the road for a fuller view. Truly glorious. But it was cold and wet all day. We ran the heater in the Studio all day. A walk along the Rail Trail revealed that many of the trees have lost their leaves - winter seems to arrived. Meanwhile, in Tallahassee, summer has arrived. Our return home will be a bit of a shock.
Last night we taught an improv class to Michèle Ripper's students that was quite wonderful. We have three workshops planned with them, culminating in a performance/showing of the work we have done here. The first thing that struck us when we walked into Body and Soul Dance Studio is how much the color scheme was similar to the first Barefoot Studio on Puyallup Avenue in Tacoma. Michèle is a bright spirit, sharing her joy with her students and all around her.
The academic article we have been working on has turned into a bit of a manifesto for text/movement through Dialogic Devising. We
On Wednesday we drove up to Licola and the Alpine National Park. Lovely country with low mountains and valleys. We were frustrated in our attempts to get to the gorge hike as the General Store in Licola was closed so we couldn't refuel (turns out that Licola's population is 9 so the store is only open during the tourist season) and the sign on the gravel road telling us to activate 4-wheel drive now disuaded us from driving the additional 60 km to the trailhead.
We did get a hike in, on a trail that was advertised as being not maintained or well marked. An hour and a half up we realized that we weren't going to reach the clearing we thought we could see so we turned around and back to the car, thinking we could stop for lunch in Glenmaggie. But Glenmaggie is only slightly more populous than Licola so there were no services. In Heyfield for gas and a stop at the bakery for pies: tomato and onion and veggie.
On Tuesday we drove back to Sale for shopping and to revisit the wetlands. Unfortunately we underestimated how much time shopping would take so, again, our hike was cut short.