Thursday, May 13, 2010

pining for simple

Yesterday I arrived early at my appointed destination about an hour and a half northwest of the city. I ended up with 45 minutes to while away in the sweet small town that was like a pastoral page out of time. There was time to really notice the picturesque houses with their front porches and gardens full of colorful snapdragons. To walk down Main Street and browse in the great little public library, then drink a vanilla milkshake at the Hardee's and people watch. There was hardly any traffic. It was very centering and peaceful, no distractions. It made me wonder what it would have been like to grow up in a town like that, or raise a family there. I think I would have liked that.

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