My heart and my wings scream city skylines, subways, rowhouses, inner city teacher, & urban nomad of the downtown fast~paced & gentrified. Yet, there is no doubting the bit of mountain & farm country blood that flows through my veins, diluted by time & experience.
At my mom's mother's home, she sees me open my red paisley messenger bag & remove my lap top, set up my materials & settle in with my companion through many nights of tireless work~ a companion monitor~faced and garbed with keyboard & touch pad.
"You gonna study? I guess you probably want online, don't you?"
"You all don't have online?" I ask, already knowing, eyes round in mock shock.
"No, the only line we have is the clothes line out back. And it's in full service."