Saturday, May 28, 2011

The Dream

There’s a dream I have, something I’ve wanted to do for a few years now, and if you’ve seen the illustration above you probably already have a pretty good idea of what it is.

I want to buy a small school bus and convert it into a beautiful house on wheels. It would be a sort of Howl's Moving Castle of the American roadways. I want to pack it full of books and art and juggling equipment. I want to pack it full of Hatke Girls. And then I want to drive to festivals and libraries and bookstores around the country selling art and books, meeting people, and putting on little shows. I try not to idealize it. I know it wouldn’t always be fun. I know a short bus is an awfully small space for a family of six (though it’s got to be better than a minivan). But it would probably, more often than not, be an interesting experience. Plus, the girls might see how big this land really is.

The more time passes the stronger the idea grows.