Lana - Entry 15

There are so many wonderful things to talk about I don’t even know where to start. That’s not true, I do know where to start… with the most import thing. Sal is here! I think my luck is finally starting to look up. Can you believe that he is here! OK, let me back up and start at the beginning. I made it to the festival and its like nothing I’ve ever seen before. I could never have imagined this.

There are so many new things and smells and sights that I have never experienced. And there are so many people, so many people. I have to admit that at first I felt completely overwhelmed. I just went with the crowd and let them jostle me in whichever direction they were going. It was like I was paralyzed, except my feet kept moving. I’ve never been so close to so many people. I’ve never been touched by so many people over and over again. Shoulders would bump into me, other people’s hair ended up in my face and mouth, hands lightly touching my arms to get past me. I could feel the heat of their bodies. I’m not sure how long I spent like that and there was no stopping the flow of people even as the sun set and it got dark. Finally faces became individual people again and I started to notice how tried and hungry I was. And then all of a sudden, there he was! Sal, the picture of perfection, leaning there against a post just watching me. As soon as I saw him I know I smiled like an idiot. I just couldn’t help it. He was like a vision in the night.

I stumbled towards him and he laughed at me, I couldn’t help but laugh back. He asked if I had a place to stay and I told him I didn’t. He said I looked exhausted and that he had a tent where I could lay down. I protested at first but he said he wouldn’t be using it for awhile any way because he had business to do. He said that if I rested he’d show me around when I was ready.

Well, and here I am. And just can’t believe it. Somehow I just know every thing will be ok. Well, I can barely keep my eyes open. Good night.