Tuesday, July 31, 2012
A Day In The Life
... of a student of life at the Chautauqua Institution. This is how I spent my summer vacation last week. Each day began with my host and study buddy Jane and I riding off to an early morning guitar lesson. Between the mid day art class and afternoon computer class, there were lectures in the amphitheatre, lunch in the coffee shop, and on a good day, an evening boat ride or swim. Our bar-b-que dinners were always outside in the yard or on the porch, and featured some of the freshest fruits and veggies the surrounding farmland had to offer. Chautauqua life definitely puts the 'awe' into the hearts and souls of anyone who sets foot on the campus. It combines the very best of victorian architecture in a lakeside setting that is so far removed from life as you might know it that you somehow feel like you've landed in a parellel universe/ utopian pleasantville. There are enough workshops/lectures/classes and events to satisfy even the most curious and academic of individuals, or, not. It's enough to simply be there, and be present.