February 2nd, 2015
And the survey says: this past wondrous winter gathering came after the globaly hottest year on record, and we had our own share of superlatives in little ol’ jackson on the night of the 17th! The entirety of the gathering was woven together with strands of ecstasy and trauma, as is all of life. There were so many of y’all bringing your fuel for the flames some were afraid the whole town might burn. Like a cloud of swallows over the trailer park pond our dance of socializing made it hard to get an exact number… Even though our dogs stayed home there were still a lot of animals, and we’re calling it the biggest winter gathering yet– we’re pretty sure we (just barely) reached the triple digits for attendance. Dare anyone claim overpopulation? Let’s find out. We’re asking you all for feedback on your winter gathering experience.
Were you serenaded by the singer/songwriters at cuppa while sipping your pour-overs? Did you scrape your knee (“it is only skin…”) during the outdoor games? Was your favorite part walking through the scenic bookstore to find the upstairs (“o, where is your inflammatory writ”)? Whose chili was best in the chili cookoff? Did you wish there was more time for open mic? Did drunken party-goers spoil all of your fun? Was a night spent in Prison City worthy of a new tatoo: “best time of my life! 1-17-15″? Did you sleep like a baby in the stacks (or in the room for babies)? Were the breakfast pancakes just too tasty? Did you leave running away with haste, or slowly sauntering with sadness while giving the Tipton wave?
Let us know your thoughts and feelings! We’re not “over it”, yet still we wonder if a winter gathering #11 would be worth our time, or if we should spend all next winter in hibernation instead. Serenade us or shout out a short or long reply ASAP at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thanks for the fun, food, friendship, forgiveness, and feedback.
Trying not to let the remaining glowing coals go out,