I have been thinking.
I have been here for five summers now (three of which I consider full time!)
When I first arrived, I spent hours on the beach, shopped in all the small venues, bought fudge and coffee and tottled around on a rental bike. I observed the lighthouse by moonlight, spent hours reading and doing crossword puzzles in my rental cottage. Sigh.
My observations were deeper. however. I began to notice local folks everywhere, doing simultaneous jobs (or so it seemed!) Playing music at Deep Water Theatre, waiting tables, clerking in the shops, sailing ships, telling stories, taking tickets........
Didn't I see you last night? Great job at the Opry! You work here as well??
Earning a living. Making the most of Summer. Being where you are.
I realized the other day, I have become who I loved them to be.
I work at the Village Craftsmen, help with the Ghost and History Walks, take tickets at the Opry (and occasionally tell stories as well!)
When you visit, it is OK to say, didn't I see you yesterday?
Yes, as a matter of fact....you did!
You can read our latest newsletter here. It's the story of the Invasion of Ocracoke & Portsmouth in the War of 1812.