Monday, March 30, 2009

Simple Life

It is after work when I am making the 20 minute drive home through crawling traffic, honking horns and idiots talking on their cell phones not paying attention, that I long for a simpler life.


Some times I just want to live in a small "one horse" town where everyone knows your name. Where jeans and flannel shirts are the norm for out and about wear. Where people drive pick ups with their dogs in the front seat. Where there is actually a mom & pop supermarket, bakery, shoe repair, and just one stop light. Where going to DQ is stepping out. Where weekends are filled not at the mall, running errands or cleaning house, but sitting on the front porch, fishing at the lake or just being, well, simple. Less stress. Less material things to worry about.


But then I watch the news and see a small town in North Dakota who are living that simple life, put sand bags around their home of 25 years to protect it from the rising and freezing waters of the Red River. These poor people, are farmers and small business owners. As they watch their homes get flooded, family artifacts, their furniture...get washed away, I realize that the lives of those I once thought were simple, just aren't so simple anymore.

That's just my random thought for the day. And I don't really know if I would be down for flannel shirts, but they at least sound comfortable.

4 comments:

MarvelousMOM said...

It would be nice for things to be simpler and less stressful. Why does it have to be so hard sometimes??

Marni's Organized Mess said...

Sometimes I wish for that too. Then I go visit my grandparents in TN and get pretty bored without them...

Jeninacide said...

I do the same thing all the time. I am like let's get out of here and start a commune in Costa Rica! But then I realize that I appreciate paved roads, good health care, and whole grain bread (apparently it is hard to find down there?).

Jiff said...

Well, I live in a smaller suburb and have to deal with commuting to work but my life is pretty simple. I like it that way, too.

I would NEVER move to a big city like Los Angeles, Atlanta, etc. Too much crime and no one knows each other. To each their own, though. :)