Sunday, November 8, 2009

How many people feel like this?

This weekend I wrapped up a book I've been reading and wanted to share an excerpt from it that touched me. Writing is not my thing, as evidenced by my posts, but I share the authors sentiment. Trudy Chambers Price writes in The Cows are Out! the following:

"What a special place to just be, I thought. I belong here on The Hill, in this wonderfully isolated space, with the breeze blowing the clutter from my head, the sun warming my shoulders, renewing my spirit, and expanding my dreams until they seemed real.With every rock I touched, I felt a bond to this small parcel of earth, a bond so strong it seemed as though I worked this land before in another time, another life. This is good earth, I thought, that will reward us with the best crop of alfalfa. I didn't mind at all that the earth got in my shoes, crusted around my fingernails, coated my arms and hands and blew in my hair."

Very few people that I've met in my lifetime have felt at peace with where they are, a connectedness, contentedness and peace that comes with it. They are always striving for something but often times I wonder if they even know what that is. My hope for you is that if you have it hold on to it with both hands, not letting go. And for those of you in search of it stop, look around and find a place to sit and breathe maybe you'll find that you actually are where you thought you were headed.

5 comments:

  1. For someone who says "writing is not my thing" - I think you said it very well.

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  2. I feel exactly this way about my sweet, little red farm house. I call it my heart magnet. Glad you have found yours as well!

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  3. Amen dear one, well said.. When my days are all mudded by doubt. I remember my little farm I once had with goats, bunnies, acres of land, one hundred Christmas trees. The quiet way it made me feel whole and humble to walk in the woods. Sweet peace!

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So what's the view from your world about that? I'd enjoy hearing it.