Saturday, March 20, 2010

Peace Seeking

I am longing for wide open spaces; breathing room. A place devoid of the man made commotion soundtrack. I can do without the blaring rhythmic bass tones broadcasting from cars at four in the morning, or the high pitched whine of motorcycles as they race down our street in weekend ritual. I would love to sleep with the windows open - and hear nothing but the snoring from my dog. Our neighbourhood used to be a sleepy suburb bordering on open farm fields. That was twenty-one years ago and now our street has become a main line from the new build area to the mall.

Progress. Yet I  find myself fantasizing about life amongst tall pines with a lullaby of waves hitting the shoreline. I plan how I will spend my imaginary winfall - the land I would buy; the sustainable abode I would build; the goats I would nurture.

And even though I have no reason to expect that I would have money to fund such dreams, my faith and confidence is unshakeable. I know that if I internalize this dream,  think creatively, and set sail in the general direction, the dream will materialize into reality. I just don't know when -- but I can't wait!

For now, the windows stay closed at night. Peace.


  1. i have the same dream lyn. in mine there are chickens too. dreams are important to have!

  2. You don't want to hear about the owl hooting outside my window then on Friday night. Or the sound of foxes barking every so often then?
    I live on a suburban street with more houses at the back. But at the front there are ten acreas of school grounds then fields and hills for a long way.

  3. I am envisioning this place, with you.

    sending lots of positive vibes your way.
    may peace be your guide.

    one love.

  4. I'm with you Lyn! I live in town now because life is too short for me to waste it on a commute. However, I love the peace of the rural west coast, and what you describe is less than an hour away from me ... come to the west coast and I will take you there :)

  5. Lori ann - I would also like to have a few chickens and the fresh eggs they would lay.

    Mandy - You're making me jealous!

    Se'lah - thank you for your vibes; received and appreciated.

    Cuz - I will definitely take you up on that offer ... I have been dying to experience the rural west coast. That will be a girls weekend - or week! : )

  6. I know your dream will come true some day! I hope that day comes sooner rather than later!


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