Thursday, October 9, 2008

rethinking suburbia.

for two solid decades i have consistently berated my parents for having ripped me from the comforts of suburbia and thrusting me into the rural realm. when i moved out of their log cabin in the woods [for good] i vowed that i would never go back. i didn't want any acreage for myself. all i wanted was an apartment in town and maybe - someday - a nice lot in suburbia. but i would never go back. oh, i would go back to visit of course. i would live relatively closeby. maybe. but living [out] there was never - in my mind - an option.
until today... when i stepped out of the local dairy and cheese store to see this. and just like that, i'm rethinking suburbia. and everything else.


8 comments:

  1. Lat,
    I must say...there is something to be said about living in the sticks, um, country. And, you are CRAZY to not want acreage! Take it! Hold on to it! Even if you don't want it today...you will in the future. (spoken like someone who knows something about living in the wilderness) BTW, I LOVE your pictures!
    You Pal,
    AGM:)

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  2. Scarlett,

    Land... Land is the only thing that lasts...

    Love,
    Your Father, Gerald O'Hara

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  3. Q: Do I want to live in the suburbs or the countryside?
    A: Yes!!

    Why can't you have both, Nadia?

    :) ;)

    I loved seeing you at the game....and I had a LOT of questions from folks asking "Who was that dark-haired woman you were talking to?" Just let them wonder...it will keep their brain cells active for a change!!

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  4. Nadia, Nadia, Nadia,
    No! You would absolutely hate it. I can’t see you being there (even until a new whim hits you). Save yourself from driving back and forth to the mall and sanity. You are MUCH to girly for this desolate place.
    Think again dear.
    Love ya,
    Ada

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  5. I dunno, Ada... maybe this person I've been isn't the 'real' me. Maybe that's what all this turmoil has been about. Maybe I'm destined to live in the country and you know, plant vegetable garden or something... learn how to cook, etc. Sometimes to move forward, you have to go back...

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  6. Nadia,
    I lived the country life for as long as I can remember. Moved to the city made it a whole 5 months and we were craving the privacy and isolate of the countryside. There is something to be said for moments to reflect and the peace to do so.
    That's just me though...
    Take care!
    CKT

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  7. "Sometimes to move forward, you have to go back" - a very wise quote, nadia.

    I say if it's something you and the husband truly want, go for it. what is life without a few challenges?

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  8. There is something to be said for the beauty and solitude of nature. God's wonders at its best.
    Take care,
    Carissa

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