It was a wonderful Getaway, as always. I thoroughly enjoyed the "Strangers in a Strange Land" workshop, which I co-led with Severn (whose brainchild it was). Who would have thought that songs of cultural adjustment would include "Thomas the Rhymer?" But it absolutely qualified. Gordon Bok came and sang "In the Kind Land" for that workshop as well. It was delightful to see Kendall again, and the duet on "Phoebe Snow" was phenomenal. You could tell Kendall was right there with it. Kathy Westra's "A Place In My Heart" workshop - what I was able to get to of it - was also especially lovely. Sylvia Herold is one of my new favorite performers!
Gordon's rendition of "Kendall and the Kitchen" has already been mentioned. It's the second time I've heard Gordon do that - with Kendall there, both times - but this time I have photographs of Kendall's reaction. Kendall, how much will you donate to the Mudcat or Getaway scholarship fund (your choice) for me not to post them?
And of course, Kiran thoroughly enjoyed meeting everyone, having Nanny Jaqcui change his diaper, and getting cuddled by everyone. He did, however, note that many of those who talked Big about cuddling him, seeing him, and changing nappies somehow found somewhere else to be this year. Harumph! We missed you.
Thank you to all who put the weekend together!