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Saturday, June 29, 2013

Going Home?

So, I mentioned a long weekend.  I am enjoying my long weekend on a road trip with my Mom.  We have traveled to her hometown for a big celebration.  Now, when I say "big", that is relative, as the town is 200 people.  I always enjoy coming back here.  I never lived in this town, but I remember visiting Grandparents, Aunts, Uncles, Cousins, and other family here.  There is something special about visiting where some of your history comes from.

Of course, no trip to a hometown is complete without visiting all the sights.  For us, that means the old church, the farmlands, and the cemetery.  We do this every time we visit, and it wouldn't feel right without going to these important places.

 Rolling hills of farmland

 The Old Country Church

A panoramic view of parts of the cemetery and surrounding farmlands

Even though this is not My home, it is still home.  And for me, that means lots of interesting thoughts run through my head.  I imagine what it would be like to live here, I imagine what I would be like if I had been raised here, I imagine how different life can be.  I mean, I live in a pretty good sized city, though I grew up in a small town.  However, my small town upbringing was still much larger than this tiny town.  It many times just feels like a different world.  People are different, the way time works is different.  Everything is just a bit different.  Not right, not wrong, not better, not worse.  Just different.  

I truly value the chance to come back, visit family and friends, and connect to our history.  It is something that I should probably do more of.  And if this blog is about dreams, I feel that this is a good one to hang onto.  Dreams of family, dreams of not losing touch, dreams of knowing what we are connected to.

I was struggling to come up with a song to describe how I am feeling today.  So many emotions, so many thoughts.  I'm sure the perfect song is out there, but honestly, I am too tired to try and find it today.  So, enjoy this song.  It is by Katie Herzig, a wonderful musician that opened for one of my favorites a few years back.  And while it is not quite perfect for today, it comes close.

So here, for my song of the day, is "Jack and Jill" by Katie Herzig.

1 comment:

  1. I am so glad you enjoy traveling back 'home' with me - yes many different emotions!


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