Friday, July 28, 2006
JOURNAL: July 28, 2006
I've been away from my computer for nearly two weeks, hiking in the lake district in England, but I'm back now -- back in my comfortable apartment sitting in front of the keyboard at 5:30 a.m. on a warm summer morning. It was a wonderful trip, more wonderful than I had ever imagined it would be. I have been reading the poetry of William Wordsworth for fifty years, and this trip to his homeland was a long-cherished dream -- but it exceeded every expectation. The landscape was stunning in its wild yet simple beauty (see picture), the people were charming in every way, and my reading of Wordsworth's poems throughout the trip was thoroughly inspiring for me. I'll be typing up my journal of the trip and entering it in the blog as soon as possible.