Sunday, June 25, 2006

Becoming Who I Loved Them To Be

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 did!

Lou Ann

You can read our latest newsletter here. It's the story of the Invasion of Ocracoke & Portsmouth in the War of 1812.

1 comment:

  1. Anonymous11:08 PM

    And you seem to belong!
    We've been meaning to take a minute or two to thank you and Philip for your part in making our June 1 anniversary trip to Ocracoke so special. We dearly love Ocracoke but to spend our 20th anniversary there, to dance the Ocracoke square dance, and to share a romantic cruise (AKA ferry ride) made it even more dear to our hearts. Ocracoke is indeed a place that beckons us.

    Thank you,
    Steve and Lynn