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A Subterranean Growth Spurt

Saskatchewan highway
photo taken using the iPhone's ShakeItPhoto app

I am taking a much-needed break and have relocated to my parents-in-law's living room in Saskatoon for a couple of days.

Geof
photo taken using the iPhone's Hipstamatic app with the Roboto Glitter lens, Float film, and Standard flash

I kicked off my stay with the customary Too Many Beers.

Beers, pluralized with an S on the end. That's how we do it in Saskatchewan.

Scott and Drew
photo taken using the iPhone's Hipstamatic app with the Roboto Glitter lens, Float film, and Standard flash

I started out feeling awkward and out of place.

Kate
photo taken using the iPhone's Hipstamatic app with the Roboto Glitter lens, Float film, and Standard flash

But then I got better.

These friends feed my soul. No kidding. They're snorting right now as they read that.

I think I must be going through a sea change, a sort of tidal shift within, and I am getting know myself again, which brings out the awkward. It's another version of that shy phase babies go through when they start waking up to the larger world.

Theresa
photo taken using the iPhone's Hipstamatic app with the Jimmy lens, BlacKeys B+W film, and Laser Lemon Gel flash

I just keep waking up again and again. It seems to be a regular summer event over recent years.

sidewalk lights
photo taken using the iPhone's Hipstamatic app with the John S lens, BlacKeys B+W film, and no flash

It feels good to finally recognize the change. I was starting to wonder if I was running into the arms of madness.

bathroom graffiti
photo taken using the iPhone's Hipstamatic app with the John S lens, BlacKeys B+W film, and no flash

Thank goodness it's a completely manageable subterranean growth spurt.

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