Tuesday, December 16, 2008
Wow--it's real! The spiral-bound copies of the dissertation are here; the hard-bound copy will arrive after the first of the year.
The boxes were on my porch Friday as I was walking out the door on my way to a dance. At first I didn't know what they were, and nearly left them in the foyer, unopened. But I happened to notice the return address. What a strange and wonderful feeling to hold the final product in my hands!
I took one with me to the dance to show it to friends. As I stepped off the porch, the full moon greeted me. It felt like a benediction.