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Oh the hills…

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I made this as a present for one of my best friends, Kurtis.

I’m not saying that Memphis is flat…but it’s no Mountain State.  I never really thought about how much the land impacts my mood.  I should have known that being away from my hills would zap a lot of my energy though.  I had a folklore class that talked about the ‘sense of place’ that is so important to Appalachians, it’s one of the reasons that so many people never want to leave home.

I’m one of those people.  Living in a city is so oddly disconcerting…I just want to find a hill and roll down it.  People would probably think I was crazy, but I’m used to that sort of thing.

And missing home doesn’t mean I think any less of Memphis.  This place is great.  There’s always something happening or something to do, which is refreshing.  Back in Fairmont it seemed like we were always trying to find something to do, and yes it would sometimes mean going to Wal-Mart to walk around.  At the same time, all this bustle makes me long for a back porch to sit on…

Having this internship has made me realize quite a lot of things in the short time that I’ve been here, but the point that stands out most is how important West Virginia is in my life.  It has shaped my worldview in so many ways, mostly good but some that I’m working on changing.

One thing I know for sure, I’ll live in a lot of places before I settle down, but West Virginia will always be home.

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Street Art #2

So this was an awesome street to walk on...just saying.
So this was an awesome street to walk on…just saying.

Yes this has the same picture from my last post, but since it’s all from the same piece/street I had to keep them together…also can we just look at the fact that…

I made a collage!

And sure this is nothing to some people, but sometimes I literally astound myself with the sheer lack of computer literacy I possess.  Astound.  But anyways, I made this schmancy little collage with picmonkey, and it was wonderfully easy.  Drag and drop editing, apparently I can do!

This mural was on Dauphin Street in Downtown Mobile, AL.  I was there last week for SETC (South Eastern Theatre Conference) and I had a wonderful time.  My friend and I wandered all the way down this road and found a few nice shops.  But as I can’t buy clothes (oh New Year’s Resolution, why did I pick you?!) I didn’t get anything but lovely pictures.  And food, delicious food…oh and we seemed to bring the nice weather back with us for a time, let’s pray it lasts but I hear snowfall is on the radar.  Oh well I still have tea 🙂

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Street Art #1

IMAG0423 by lifeisjustduckie
IMAG0423, a photo by lifeisjustduckie on Flickr.

Street Art from Mobile, Alabama.  I was going through my pictures from last week at SETC and this quote jumped right out…if it was a dog it would have bit me.

 

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