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?