day one. escape from Asheville.
How do you leave a place you've lived for 12 years. with bitterness and sorrow? with tenderness and pain?
I got out. It felt like I was just leaving for a little bit. everything in storage. Michael in the seat next to me.
First stop, Ida.
Ida is some land in Mid Tennessee, near the Radical Fairy land, it is transgender sanctuary land. two houses, a few trailer, a few barns. Maybe ten people living there, something like that. Big gardens. and in September, the Ida Palooza music festival. The first time I went there, I fell so in love. I cut them wood. I made tortillas. This time they were rebuilding a barn that seemed unsaveable. they are good at saving seemingly unsavable things. like me. like my heart.