Walking in the UNCA Botanical Garden this afternoon with my friend L, I reached 1/4 of the way to 10,000. There was no sound track. No cheering. No clap of thunder even. A bluebird chirped, and the head gardener continued telling us his method for getting rid of the ubiquitous poison ivy. (It's a native plant, he explained, and people used to encourage it to grow in their yards because of the beautiful fall colors of the vines and berries.)
I was quickly sketching some of the plants, and all of a sudden I realized the next number was going to be 2500. In my original projection, this was going to happen on June 15, the one-year birthday of this project. It's tempting to take a little sabbatical until then, but I think I'll just keep on rolling.