In the world I live in, and with many of the friends in my local circle, weekends are often just another couple of days to schedule life around – not overly special like with those who work at regular 9-5 jobs. Many are creative types or work for themselves, thus allowing flexibility in their schedules. However, my friend John falls into a more regular routine than most, so his weekends are often a mixed bag of work and fun, depending on what he hasn’t done during his normal work week. He’s been a huge help to me for the last year, what with moving from my last place to my current one, and helping clear some of my property for the ‘elf house’ build. He and his wife were my next-door neighbors for years, so we often walked daily with their dog, Ben – swapping stories, books, movies – or whatever our minds thought to convey.
John and I have been somewhat weekend warriors the last couple of months, taking to the property often to clip grass, move wood, whatever we could do in the time allotted. Scything is darn hard work!
On one recent weekend, however, we made our way up to see Bread & Puppet before the season ended and then dropped over to Parker Pie for a bite. It was a gorgeous Sunday – so no sense wasting it all on work! Bread and Puppet are always a treat, taking to turning current local or national political news into a fun and often jeering jab at the status quo. It’s something you can only appreciate fully by being there and hearing all the announcements made for each group of puppets, but (hopefully) the pics I offer will convey some of the political satire we enjoyed this fine day.
After the main show was done (it often continues on and on and from field to field), John and I visited the ‘memorials in the woods’ of those who’d been part of the B & P family and have passed on. A fitting end to this post, I might add!