Friday, February 12, 2010

Where I Dream of Home


When I was a kid this was my veritable backyard. I look back on those days with both fondness and longing to return and give such a Cimmerian upbringing to my children.

For now I am in the city and I will take advantage of what opportunities it has to offer, arts and culture but especially work. The plan is if things go well enough financially I should like to return to my mountainous roots and breathe the crisp mountain air and taste the new fallen snow without the bitterness of Mordor's work tanging the senses.

And so I will work for today at what I want to give my children tomorrow.

13 comments:

The Debster said...

we'll get there, baby. you hang on.

i love you

M. Gray said...

Nice view! Great motivation.

KarenG said...

Do you have this as a poster hanging in your office/writing nook? I'm not sure what I use as motivation. I don't think much about the money anymore. I used to, but I realized it never did me any good to plan so now I just want to see my books lined up on a shelf.

Carolina Valdez Miller said...

I am so envious of your childhood back yard. What a breathtaking view. I would love to make this a setting for a story.

David J. West said...

Debi-thanks hunny

Mary-I appreciate your help so much thanks again.

Karen-No it isn't a poster just a pic from right up the canyon from where I grew up-that frozen lake supplied a lot of our towns water. We camped here every season.

Carolina-I take a lot of youthful expierences and twist them to fit my fiction-camping being a prime one.

Krista said...

It was an early and easy decision for me and my husband to get to the mountains. It took a few years, but our last three homes have been surrounded by them. I hope we always have the opportunity. So worth the efforts!

David J. West said...

Yeah, Cody is nice too because you have the mountains right there.

Kathi Oram Peterson said...

I know what you mean. My parents owned a cabin in Palisades, Idaho. I miss the view of the lake, the smell of mountain air and the sound of hummingbirds flying by. I gotta find a cabin. :)

David J. West said...

I remember that Kathi, hummingbirds were all over my Mom's front porch too.

Erin West said...

John has YET to take me to those lakes. Maybe sometime in the summer or somesing.

David J. West said...

We'll be up in the summertime-maybe we could help arrange something then.

Nichole Giles said...

We all have to work toward something. For you it's a mountain, for me, a beach. Same type of goal, and even maybe the same means to an end.

You'll be there before you know it!

David J. West said...

Yeah, I'd rather deal with avalanches than Tsunami's.