Friday, January 21, 2011
Why do I live here? That is a good question given that tomorrow they are predicting a high of 3 degrees Fahrenheit. I answered my friend, "I don't know". But really I do. I know when I go out my back door and head to the farm fields behind our development to cross country ski and see the bright blue skies and the sunlight glittering on the snow like a crystal chandelier. I know when I swim in the summer in water so calm and with a temperate so non-existent that you feel like you are swimming in nothing, as if your body is just gliding along without any resistance. I know when I walk in the woods that are so plentiful around here and feel all of my senses come alive to the sounds of water, birds, and air.
It may be that wherever we live, we all share similar experiences and a sense of place. For me, I have decided that this is the place I want to experience.