Packing and Deep-Cleaning.
I along with nine others will be traveling to Mysore, India with the University of Michigan, to study Bharatanatyam, a form of Indian Classical Dance, along with the others who will be studying various other musical and movement art-forms.
The band this year consists of:
Rebecca Kephart, Catherine Borland, Stephen Rush: Voice
Peter Formanek, Tristan Cappel: Flute
Kevin Goldberg, John van Duinen: Drums (Mrdangam)
Kevin Allswede, Chelsea Hamm, Lucas Grant: Dance (Bharatanatyam)
This trip led by Professor and Pretty-Cool-Guy, Stephen Rush, has been an annual event since 2005. As part of the trip, Steve has provided a daily blog to (in his words) “let everyone know we’re still alive” (or something morbidly funny like that) for those not with us in Mysore, who are curious about our whereabouts.
This year I will be the one to provide this daily proof-of-life. Moreover, providing words on what we’re learning, what we’re playing, what we’re dancing, what we’re buying (I remember one story of a past year where a group of students would always go out shopping in their free-time as a sort of retail-ritual), and what we’re seeing.
I am currently packing for the 6:19 flight out of Detroit-Metropolitan tomorrow. My hopes for a deep-clean of my apartment before my embarkment seems desolate now. I suppose coming home to a little mess isn’t horrible, except for the truth that I have to be moved out a week after my return. This mess I’ve made of my own things, will complicate everything a little. Luckily I am only moving 100 or so yards away to a house down the street or else I’d be screwed.