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Recently I read this post, A Pocketful of Questions, at Box of Chocolate's blog (isn't that a great name!) written in a question format. I thought it was interesting so I added it to my mentor text board on Pinterest. I decided today to give it a try. Thanks, Stephanie.
As I travel I often ask myself, why do I live in a place where the land is flat? Why do I only see sky when I look across our horizon? Why do I spend my summers looking at corn and beans lined neatly in the fields? Why do I wake to the sounds of coyote roaming the night? Why do I spend June evenings looking from our patio out into the prairie-like land watching for the hummingbird and hoping for a heron? Why do I sit by our french doors with a warm cup of coffee and stare endlessly at the white snow blanketing the grass long since asleep during the endless months of winter? What would it be like to live somewhere else?
If you live in the mountains, do you notice the beauty that surrounds you? Do you wake up in the morning, look out your window, and pause at their majesty? Do you note the way mountains seem like a ladder to the heavens? Do you see the way the clouds rest on the peaks bringing earth and sky together? Do you study the way the mountains change from snow covered to nature's dress of forest green? Do you get used to climbing all the time? Do you learn to not worry about driving so close to the edge of a cliff?
If you live near the ocean, do you walk out to the beach just to feel the warmth on your toes? Do you walk along the waters edge and savor the feeling of waves splashing on your feet? Do you wander the beach looking for the perfect shell? Do you listen to the quiet roar of the ocean as it moves toward the shore? Do you wake in the early morning darkness to see the sun rise over the ocean? Do you notice the way it rests on the water for a moment before finding its place in the sky?
If you live by the river, do you hear its gentle murmur as it slides through your backyard? Do you sit by your window and watch the birds soar over the waters looking for dinner? Do you observe the ice blocks form and rejoice as they begin to melt as warmer days become more constant? Do you note the animals who make the river their home? Do you sit to watch boats move down the river as they carry their cargo to its destination?
If you live in the city, do you enjoy the energy the city brings? Do you look up in the darkness of night at the tall buildings, dazzled by the lights coming from inside? Do you enjoy watching people walk up and down the streets in their high heel shoes, fancy clothing, and dark suits? Do you find a place to sit just to take in the conversations? Do you take time to eat at the restaurants, watch the musicals, and attend gallery hops? Do you pause to look at the architecture of the buildings that have stood amongst the pavement covered landscape through generations?
What would it be like to live somewhere different than where you live today? Do you ever wonder or do you just open your notebook to capture the beauty that surrounds you?
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