Thursday, February 11, 2010
Absolute Vanilla Asks...
Nicky at Absolute Vanilla asked, "If you had to give up life on the farm, what would you rather do--and if you would refuse to give up life on the farm, what would be your reasons?"
Some days I could give up life on the farm easily, others... The farm is not so much a job as a way of life, my history is here, my parents' history, my grandparents' history. The land is a story board of generations past and generations to come, I am not sure I could ever leave. I could pare down the farm work and it would be a leisurely life, just enjoying the beauty of the land and all it has to offer, but with ownership there is responsibility to the land, the wild life and the way.
On a day when I am dreaming, I see myself in an old fashioned home with a third floor crow's nest, with paints all around me with the perfect light for painting and the perfect view. On the second floor would be a secluded study for writing and reading. I would dream of being notable for my words and for my art.
My style would be electic and I would always wear purple garments of soft flowing material. I would have a totally selfish life style and indulge in my wants.
The ground floor would have a covered wrap around porch so I could enjoy the day from any angle, sitting in my swing with a tall glass of sweet tea.
I think I would like to travel and see those places I have only dreamed about but that would take money I do not have. Of course, if this is my dream, I can dream for funding too.
But you asked, what I would do, if I were not At The Farm. I suppose my hubby and I would be on the river and lake more often. Ye gads, that is sad when I cannot think of another thing to do. I guess my life is At The Farm and I cannot truly leave it but only expand it.
Thanks, Nicky, for this soul searching question, I don't believe I have answered it.