Don’t you just love the cities ?
so much to do ?
The city girl is no longer… now a country girl
An accidental country girl…
a temporary home after 40 years now where the heart lives
Did you go to the Mall ? (of America)
I had avoided it like the plague.
But I go,
…. I’d loved the amusement park,
and Lego City before.
Shopping list in hand, I traipse the floors one by one…
remembered where the food court was..
sat and pondered.
Acres of stores and not one thing found on the list.
The car luckily found the same day !
Men on golf carts to help the lost be found.
It was town to town,
shopping center to shopping center
to buy each item.
Shopping centers bigger than the town where I live.
Suburbs bigger than the town where I live.
And the streets and hi-ways … the traffic another thing.
The question repeats.
My answer disappointing.
The visit was to make Mom happy
in her temporary nursing home space.
None-the-less I replied.
No, I don’t want to live in the Cities.
Happy in my accidental seaside country home.
Each time the question is asked
no longer need to ponder the answer:
“I don’t think so !”
OctPoWriMo 2015 Day 8 free form:
“Where the Road Leads”
“…let’s talk about something you wouldn’t change.
You did it and you’re happy that you did. It could be a success or a failure.
Perhaps a choice that others may perceive as a failure,
but you know it was the best choice for you.
Perhaps you took the road less traveled and it was a success for you.”- T.A. Woods
“…there are often many things we feel we should do that, in fact, we don’t really have to do.
Getting to the point where we can tell the difference is a major milestone in the simplification process.”
― Elaine St. James, Living the Simple Life: A Guide to Scaling Down and Enjoying More
Photos: Mall of America, Minneapolis, MN
Downtown Ellsworth … two blocks both sides
of the street with parallel parking.