mission: MUSE - "where i live"
by guest muse aia
I grew up in the big city, Alberta, Canada. A glorious, prideful place where you could always find something to do. I was a city girl.
But then, around the age of twelve, I was introduced to another world. A world where I gathered eggs, chased turkeys & flew across the hay bales in the early mornings. Long summer nights were spent by the pond, collecting tadpoles & water in our boots. I remember when I talked my mom into letting me bring several tadpoles home in an aquarium, where I successfully raised one into an adult frog.
We taught ourselves to coax a campfire, ride horses & build tree forts. We were unplugged & lived the days unplanned.
Those summers have always stayed with me. I think a lot of my decisions in parenting came from that lifestyle. Take the time, explore & turn the TV off. And now my own kids get to spend a portion of their summers at the same farm, a little cabin on the vast prairie, away from all but what’s important.
I now live in a southern rural Alberta town where I can experience the best of both worlds. Shopping is pretty good. And I can see the country pretty much right from my doorway. I venture there often and find myself immersed in a world from so many years ago.
“when you finally go back to your old hometown, you find it wasn’t the old home you miss, but your childhood”
~ Sam Ewing ~
~ Sam Ewing ~
Thank you for travelling down memory lane with me. It was my pleasure sharing it with you.
aia of aclamp on flickr