Friday, August 27, 2010
Urbana Sweet Corn Festival
"One word frees us of all the weight and pain of life: That word is love." Sophocles
One might ask, " What does love have to do with the Urbana Sweet Corn Festival?" Well I will tell you.
Two years ago, the Urbana Sweet Corn Festival began on Friday evening August 22. I met Steve at the Courier Cafe that evening. I wasn't feeling the best i have ever felt and he had to go to work at 11:00pm, but that meeting changed my life. So thank you Urbana Sweet Corn Festival!
The next weekend on August 31 Steve picked me up and we took off for the Allerton Barn Music Festival to see Pacifica Quartet. This was the beginning of the best relationship I have ever had.
Now, two years later we will be at the Urbana Sweet Corn Festival on Saturday to eat some corn, Xinh Xinh will be serving Sweet Corn Egg rolls and Sweet corn Naitaing, and there will be ears of sweet corn and lemon shake ups and snow cones! Then a chance to hear the Delta Kings.
It will be fun to be on the streets of downtown Urbana eating sweet corn. I love it that Steve and I met during the Sweet Corn Festival and he use to grow corn. Sort of corny, but it makes me smile!