Friday, August 20, 2010

Molly and Ryan's Vagrant Life

Webster and the OED insist it's a derogatory term, but we're reclaiming it, because it just fits: our vagrant life. We certainly wouldn't want it, however, if it wasn't also contained in a line from the song He Doesn't Know Why by Fleet Foxes, one of our favorite bands:

(listen for it at 1:10)

We've been vagrants independently for a while now, drifting from our Midwestern homes to Ghana and Kenya to Amsterdam and Oxford to Central America and Middle America. But now, we're blissfully joined at the hip and ready to start our vagrant life.

We leave for Ecuador in exactly 62 days, where we'll be enrolling in the five-week CELTA Ecuador course, becoming certified teachers of the English language, and then embedding ourselves in the colorful culture for awhile. It's going to be some kind of adventure.