Pick a place….any place….

P1060542I got up really early today….after going to bed really early the night before.

The power went out yesterday after a light dusting of snow.

Someone must have hit a pole because the weather wasn’t the kind that would cause a blackout.

Something must have happened.

But….”something” always does….happen.

Anyway….there wasn’t a whole lot to do other than go to sleep…so that’s what we did.

I’m thinking about Idaho again.

When I was younger, I kind of mythologized Seattle….wanted to get back out to the Pacific Northwest…..get back out West.

I was born in Seattle….but was really young when we moved away….so my idea of “what Seattle was”¬†was one that I’d been able to invent.

My mental picture of Seattle was one I’d only formed from….pictures of Seattle.

I didn’t know what it was, really.

Anyway….I’d formed this picture in my mind that Seattle was some sort of Mecca….better than where I was….better than my “now”….better.

When I finally got back out there, I realized that the place I was living was pretty good after all.

I guess that Idaho might be that for me now.

The reality of the situation is that we have a place we could go to….build a cabin….figure out a way to live there….figure out a way.

And…that’s a powerful draw.

It’s beautiful out there.

But….again, “but”…here is good, too.

Pick a place…any place….and turn it into something good.

That’s the best I can do.

Man, though….Idaho is so beautiful.

About Peter Rorvig

I'm a non-practicing artist, a mailman, a husband, a father...not listed in order of importance. I believe that things can always get better....and that things are usually better than we think.

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