Well, today was a milestone day if you pay attention to the numbers. Today marked the 50th day of my journey from London to Fort Hope. The actually number is not really important, but the experiences that I’ve had do mean something. I’m not really ready to ‘reflect’ upon my first 50 days, because I’m still ‘in’ the game. Things are still happening, and I’m still immersed in what has been my life this summer. I am quite certain that I will continue to learn from this experience for years to come. Over the last couple of days Courtney, Jenette and I have had some interesting discussions about what we’ve learned so far. I think we are at least in some respect trying to process some of our summer thoughts. I am definitely looking forward to the next few months of consideration and realization about what my experience in Fort Hope has truly meant.
I don’t mean for this to sound like I am throwing in the towel on the summer! On the contrary, we still have one and a half weeks left here in Eabametoong.
Today was a fairly laid back day. We again only had a small number of kids in the morning, but still managed to have some fun with them. In the afternoon we worked on the ‘new’ movie and are hopefully going to get started filming tomorrow. Aside from that, the most notable thing about today was the weather. It was absolutely sweltering! It was by far the hottest day we’ve had in Fort Hope. For some reason I decided to go for another run today, and boy, did I ever feel the heat! I put myself on the verge of heat stroke by finishing my run today…I knew I was in trouble when I started to feel cold in the blistering heat! Don’t worry though, I got inside, drank some water and am right as rain at the moment!
Anyway, I’m looking forward to getting on with tomorrow, so the best way for me to get there is to sleep!