I’m home after an exhausting and exhilarating week at Viable Paradise XII. I spent all day Saturday traveling, was pretty much useless on Sunday, and only regained the mental capacity to make actual decisions late this afternoon. (Speaking of which, my wife is a saint for putting up with me.)
Today, we stopped at the Portland Ikea (again) to pick up a dresser for our bedroom closet. We also ordered a bed for our office/guest room, to be delivered tomorrow, and got me a Vancouver library card. The unpacking goes slowly but surely.
After spending an entire week writing, talking about writing, thinking about writing, and hearing about writing, it’s a little disorienting to be back in a place where other things seem more important and immediate. But at least I know I’m not alone. I met a lot of amazing people last week, and I hope to keep in touch with them for many years to come.