Monday, June 3, 2013

From the mountains...

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My heart did flip flops this weekend. We spent three days up in the White Mountains for an end of the school year celebration at Story Land. And while the kids had an absolute blast at the park - rides and ice cream and splash pads and face painting and gift shops galore - it was the mountains that thrilled me. There was a moment of realization. It might have been Saturday nigh at a scenic overlook, where the light and shadows and rain clouds illuminated the countless mountains. It might have been the two hours spent at Echo Lake on Sunday morning, where the water was clear and kids fished for tadpoles and we only needed to speak in a whisper to be heard. Or it might have been on the ride home, counting off the things that would be oh-so-nice about living in the mountains with access to clear lakes for swimming, kayaking, canoeing. And all that fresh air... 

Whenever it was, I realized that this ocean girl might have a bit of mountain love in her. 

And that has shocked me. Stirred something in me. The result is yet to be seen. But for the first time in a while, I feel utterly awake and in love with a place I had long forgotten.

5 comments:

  1. oh my gosh. i was totally just telling the husband that i want to be by both mountains AND water. they are magical, aren't they?

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  2. I am in the middle of a hilly landscape with Mountains to the north and west and the ocean to the east. It is this glorious middle that I have found a home. Being petrified of things with teeth like bears and sharks, I guess the garden is where I thrive.
    I have never been to the White Mountains though. Your writing and the photograph is breathtaking.

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  3. Loved seeing you tonight! And am so happy for you that you had such a magical weekend! Thank your sweet, sweet children for making me feel so wonderfully welcome tonight!

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  4. this beach girl loves the mountains too...the ocean rolls in grace and the height of a mountain brings us closer to God! xo

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  5. this beach girl loves the mountains too...the ocean rolls in grace and the height of a mountain brings us closer to God! xo

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