A Different World

Sunset on Vermont Road by lorda
Sunset on Vermont Road, a photo by lorda on Flickr.

I spent the long weekend in Vermont, visiting a college with Geeky Boy and seeing my old friends, Bryan and Barbara. It’s another world up there in many ways. Slower, calmer, a little colder. Stunningly beautiful even in the dead of winter. I couldn’t help but take photos out the front of my car window as we drove back from skiing. Geeky Boy asked me if I could live there. I said I thought I could. Ten years ago, I would have said, “No way, not enough going on.” But now, I appreciate a slower pace, less stuff around. Both Geeky Boy and I commented on how much stuff is built up on our land around here. You can’t even see the land, really, for all the stuff.

I had to come back to a rush of classes and meetings and planning, but through it all, I tried to step back and remember the calm landscape of Vermont, just sitting there in the cold, waiting for spring.

2 Replies to “A Different World”

  1. It was lovely to have you two spend some time in our quiet corner of the world, Laura! Great to catch up–and Geeky Boy is a marvel. Now you have to bring the rest of the Geeky Gang to visit.

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