what a fun surprise to have a visitor in the studio today! not only did i meet a new customer but also made a new friend....margo came all the way from california...(no...not just to see me!)...and figured she would only be a couple of hours away so wanted to come and check out my studio!
she was looking for something special as a gift for a friend, and new her friend loved my work...her being from the city....and me from...well almost the middle of nowhere, right off the bat asked if i really am this far away from everything and i knew exactly what she meant.
it reminded me of when i first left the city to move to a small town...i was so aggravated with how sllllooooowwwww everybody and everything was here....i would say it took a good few months before i finally realized it wasn't the town, it was just me, i needed to adapt, after all this is why i moved here, to slow down and to enjoy the mountains.
you stop to visit and watch families grow bigger, talking about the weather of course....a lot of the people here are transplants, just like me...and you do stop for the views and can actually think to yourself, this is heaven. slow moving rivers, songs of birds, old arrowheads still needing to be dug up, and the rain of water given off from the lab after her swim...you can walk in town on any given summer day and hear somebody playing music, banjo, fiddle or guitar...i've actually heard bagpipes from who knows where?
i tried a cell phone...for awhile.....i saw my first blackberry when tisha from country living came here last month, i'd only seen them on tv....i got a microwave last year. i've had that life, and i loved every minute of the city, but for this time in my life, i prefer this view for a morning walk with belle my beagle...