Why I'm here....

Since I've always been quick with an opinion an old friend once lost and again found suggested that perhaps I should share with more people my commentary. Never being one to pass on a challenge I thought I'd give it a whirl.

Saturday, February 21, 2009

What's in a View?

I've lived in eight different residence in my forty plus years of life. Some of them I was more fond of than others, but one thing I always wanted and always liked in some of the places is the view from within the house. I hate dark houses. I hate not being able to go to a window and being able to see all kinds of things. The trailer I lived in prior to moving to this house had no view what so ever. It had a lot more room though. I mean in it I had two bedrooms, bathroom, laundry room, dining room, kitchen and a living room. I had storage space galore. I also had a shed with it. Then I moved to my current address where I live in a duplex with my parents. They live on one side and I live on the other. Here I have a heated screened in porch that I use for an extra room, a living room, kitchen, bathroom and bedroom. The only closets in my section are in the bedroom, so there isn't much on storage space. I do keep some stuff in the shed we have but not a lot. I do enjoy being next door to my parents. I get to see them and spend a lot of time with them and even on the days where I may not see them, there is just something comforting about them being next door. Either way the one thing I didn't like about the trailer was that I couldn't see anything. There was a trailer behind me and one in front of me so even if I went to look out the window I saw trailers. The thing I love about where I am now is I can see in either direction pretty much as far as I like. I have a view that when I look out I can see something other than buildings. A lot of time I can even see wildlife. I love to sit and watch the squirrels play and the deer. There is something relaxing about sitting on my sofa and watching it snow, even though I am fed up with and quite through with snow this year. Yes I think definitely that I like the view best from where I live now. It's just a lot of who I am. I love to sit on my little patio in the summer and just feel the evening breeze. I love being at home. I literally would have no problem being a hermit. I mean I could go weeks without seeing anyone and be fine. I also love peace and quiet so I know it would take a while to get to me. Some of my fondest days are when I've gone no where. Never left the house and never heard the phone ring. Solitude and silence. Sigh. I do love my friends and family though so I couldn't go forever without seeing or talking to them, but I'm thinking I could take a week to just have my thoughts and never leave my house and I might just be OK with that. I know I have friends that wonder why I don't call more. It's not that I don't want to hear from them. It's just that my alone time is so far and few between that I take advantage of the quiet me time when I can find it and the other times I'm on the road either working or going to school or doing this or that. So what is in a view? Tranquility, relaxations and perhaps a little peace of mind. How is the view where you're at?


ida said...

i've lived in 13 residences. i havent even counted all the times we moved around on our mobile team in saudia. what do i like in a home. water heater, running water, heat, air, and a flushing toiliet. these items thrill me. lights are a plus. lol a view. well i like it too but i dont even seem to take advantage of views i have. i am more of a shades drawn type of person. whenever i retire i do assume it wont really be that way. i would really enjoy being a hermit. i just love being by myself also. frankley i am tired of moving so i probley only got one good move left in me or two. :) i do like to travel. but, with my daughter or someone with me.

good post.

oh in saudia i lived in about 20 places or so. lol told ya i was mobile.

Ritchie said...

Well, I have had 13 places to live in my 44 years of life. Most of those happened between 1992 and 2001 (all but 3). Since 1992 I haven't lived anywhere more than 4 years (almost 2 where I am now). My place has a better view than it did when I moved in as they moved out the row of homes between me and the field across the way. My guess the field accross the way will someday be businesses (heard they will be building a Kroger near hear -- within walking distance).