Day 11, cold and bright, took me to Athens to meet a friend today for the first time. Dana is a friend met via facebook via another friend and a creative group and is one of those people that just feels like a kindred spirit.
We were meeting up today because my son wanted to buy her nearly new Ipod touch and chose Athens for its location just about at the middle of the distance between us. I suggested the library at the center of this gigantic metropolis because the parking is more accessible than other places. This library is quite possibly the smallest library I have ever seen. I have a feeling that this parking space for the librarian is likely for the director/cataloger/circ. asst./IT tech/student assistant/handyman all in one.
The war memorial just made me melancholy on this sunny day. To look at all of the names chiseled into the stone plaque and to know what a small village Athens actually is – what an incredible amount of sorrow and suffering this place has suffered through the years.
I should have photographed the large Easter egg hunt signs hung around Athens and especially the large one decorating the funeral parlor’s front yard. It is obviously a big deal and quite an occasion each year. Ahhh… The simple joy of rural living.