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26 February 2007 @ 05:52 pm
Convocation 2007 VIII: Goodbyes  
Since I did not get home until way late Saturday night (well, it was Sunday morning when I got home if you want to be technical). I slept in a little Sunday, and skipped the first class of the day. There was not anything I was really dying to partake in that time slot, so it was a sacrifice I was willing to make for some extra sleepy-time. Even with the extra two hours I was still exhausted when I got up (and was for the rest of the day).

Once at the hotel I went to the dealer's room to buy a silver coin belt to go with my new dress, which I was wearing (I had only worn it for a few hours the night before, and I was determined to get my money's worth out of it, since there are not going to be too many opportunities for me to wear it. As I would later say to Lorraine, it is not like you go to the grocery store wearing a full-length black velvet dress).

Then I went to Gus diZerega's Divine Feminine class. It was pretty cool. He based it on a presentation on Feminism that he gave at St. Lawrence Uni up in New York, and in fact is planning to write a book based around it, which sounds cool to me. It was very political. I am not sure how to describe it, except that he focused on the 60's and how the events in that decade in the fields of the Counter-Culture, Environmentalism, and Civil Rights were tied to changing masculine/feminine energy and what many in Neo-Paganism refer to as the return of the Goddess. It was not at all what I expected, especially out of a class about feminine Divinity. Although Gus did tell me that it would be very political when I talked to him on Saturday.

When that was done, I did more catching up with people I did not know that I know. Well, now I know that I do know them. People like Helen, Russell, Adam, Rocky, Denise, as well as lorrraine and sacredsideshow. Oh, I finally ran into Christina and her b/f Toby too. I saw her a few times Saturday night, but she was always in the middle of a group of people, and I had not wanted to barge in. Especially when Blair was there for me to pay attention too.

Besides, Blair had already been teasing me enough Saturday night about how I did not know anyone, when there was person after person coming up to me that I met last year.

I had a chance to talk to sugarmaplelife too. She is a cool chick. She thanked me for talking her into coming to Convocation. She will be coming back next year. This place is addictive. Once someone comes out once, it seems they never want to miss it again. It is like a vacation to Hogwarts.

I missed the beginning of the Closing Ceremony because I was talking to people in the halls. But I did catch the tail end. It made me sad, because it meant the festival was over and it was time to go home. *sigh*. I wish it was a whole week. Like another Pagan festival in Ohio that one of the merchants told me about. Of course I have forgotten the name already. Who knows, maybe some day it will go that long. It seems that every year more people attend, and the guests of honor seem to have a good time and want to come back. To be honest, it seems hard to imagine Convocation without Chris Penczak. Gee, I keep mentioning him a lot huh? Guess who must be a big influence on me?

I am glad I came this year. I remember late last fall I was feeling so depressed that I did not want to be around people. I am glad I took the gamble to come. This year was even better than the last. Like I said, I did not know how many people I know, even if I might only see them once a year. Maybe I will be able to see some of them more often. Who knows?

Addendum: I was so exhausted when I got home Sunday afternoon. Convocation is fun, but it does take a lot out of you. I hardly ate, hardly slept, and that initiation took a lot out of me. I still feel wiped out, and it is Monday afternoon. I should have taken today off as well as Friday. I had meant to, but I forgot. I still need to get in touch with Helen about her survey, and look up Russell on her Myspace. I need to clean house too, and do my bills. It was so much more fun back at Hogwarts.
Current Mood: exhaustedexhausted
Current Music: microwave beeping
Lease Uh Bakerlisetboulanger on October 3rd, 2007 05:07 am (UTC)
I've added you. I was reading you before in the past.