Students of Lawrence High School featured at the Frost Foundation’s monthly open mic in Lawrence, reigniting my love of poetry. Reading, singing, sharing in front of a full crowd, these young adults restored my hope for humanity. Really awesome.
Hoots are on hiatus for the summer, but I can’t wait to see these folks again.
Bonus: On my way to the restaurant, I accidentally stumbled upon Lawrence’s raising of the rainbow flag for pride month. A small crowd was gathered outside a rainbow crosswalk. My tender gay heart swoons!
Bonus, bonus: On my way out of the restaurant, I caught the sunset illuminating the buildings of Common Street. Ah, the afterglow of poetry.