One of the great pleasures of my job is working with my interns. This year's delightful intern, Mike, is moving on to new adventures, and will be leaving the Bay Area to design two shows this summer in Montana.
Robb, Mike and I decided to spend a valedictory day in Point Reyes. The sun was glorious, and the wind was strong enough to bring out my stunt kite. Robb's balance has improved so much! I think the fact that we were flying kites on sand instead of the squirrel-hole-riddled meadows in Berkeley really helped him out. Even if we fell flat on our backs (which we all did), the landings weren't so bad.
Days like this make me truly happy, because I can see how far Robb has come since his spinal cord injury. (Remember how amused I was that Robb's therapist specifically took him out to walk on sandy beaches?)
Will Robb be hurting on Monday and Tuesday? Probably.
Will it have been worth it? I hope so.