Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Quiet Questions

I often wonder what is was like for Americans back when they had to grow their own food and it took days or months to get places...on horseback.

Did they have goals? Did they enjoy their life? While they slaved away in the field did they have an idea that inspired them to create something?

It's funny how a lot of us are struggling to get back to a way of life similar to what early Americans had. Even though we are wrapped up in our Twitter and Facebook and iPhones and iPads, even though Google is developing a car that can drive from one side of the country to the other by itself we still long for the simple life. We still crave being in nature.

I've been struggling a lot lately with where to put my attention and energy. And my soul keeps being pulled toward nature, simplicity, making things by hand and generally being wholesome. It's a struggle every day to keep things in perspective, to not succumb to others complaints, to stay inside myself and not leap into the future.

Did early Americans think their lives where simple? Will humans ever have enough? Do these questions even have to be answered in order to live a happy, enjoyable life?

Hmmm...lots of questions tonight. I'm not surprised. A quiet evening, curled up in a blanket on the front porch with your husband will bring out many quiet questions that hide during busy, loud days.

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