I’m not often sick for home. I was cured of that as a child when I spent the night at my bestfriend, Dana’s house. I was homesick and she had me sit in the homesick chair as we played with the animal dolls from the 80’s. It was great I was cured for life. However I do sometimes wish people could be here with me or I had certain items of comfort, but never to the point of no return.
A week ago or so I was wishing I could have my camp padres here in Skotselv with me though. I think it was all the outdoors and the crazy adventures in it that made me miss them. We were at a river that reminded me so much of the river Merced that flows behind Wawona and I remembered the great falls that were just the right temperature of cool. Then when I looked around at the river in Skotslev I though how different things would be if they were there. Princess and I would be talking on a rock or Scott leading us on a crazy trail by the river. Beth and I contemplating the world, Anthony and Chelsea and I planning some crazy party, Or I would have been dragging my bedding down to the river to camp out. I would do it now but I am to lonely for the rest of my Indian village to go.
Then I went trappeasing through the mountain ridge last week. I thought frequently of my friends from camp and wished they could have been there. I could only imagine all of us on a day off climbing that crazy thing. I guess now I could climb Half Dome and not have a problem. I was using skills I had gotten from living in Yosemite National Park all summer. For a lot of the trip I had to blow my nose and was using my outdoor skills. When I was free climbing up the giant rock face I thought of Derek, Jessie and Ryan going climbing and wished they could have been here to enjoy it with me. I was able to go long distances because of that hike Allie and I took to the big trees.
So perhaps I shouldn’t be homesick because I have so many memories and skills from camp. I do however know what would help with the longing for camp. . . if they came to me!
(I’ll pay for your lodging and food if you can come!!!)