I’m gone, baby, gone.

I have left home, hearth and family for Holy Cross and four days of silence. I cannot fully express how much I have looked forward to this and dreaded it all at once. During my last retreat, as you may recall, I was a bit of a blubbering mess with a three-day migraine. I would rather not experience all that again, and I am rather sure that I have packed more than one person could possibly read, draw, knit, think about and pray on in one four-day retreat, particularly if afflicted with a four-day migraine and a whole lot of weeping, but here I am. Gone, baby, gone. Don’t worry. I’ll be back.

And just for fun… I knew it had to be a song of some sort or another. That it’s rockabilly is just a quirky bit of cake-icing.


About pattiblaine

Raised under the name of Snyder in the upstate NY town of Vestal, I've worked as a typesetter, a fast food salad bar tender, an art reviewer, a waitress, a part-time nanny, and a very-bad-with-phones temp. Once upon a time I was all-but-thesis toward a Masters in Art History. Now I'm just a mom with a lot of fiber squirreled away throughout the house. We call it insulation. In 2013 I completed a life-long learning program at Colgate Rochester Crozer Divinity School, and am a postulant toward the diaconate in the Episcopal Diocese of Rochester, NY. In addition to coordinating volunteers for the soup kitchen, I volunteer as a tutor at a deeply impoverished city elementary school, and am a docent at the Memorial Art Gallery.
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