It’s A Beautiful World
We’ve been enjoying beautiful moon lit nights, here in NW KS. It reminds me of songs: Roll Along Silvery Moon, The Moon Sees Me I See the Moon, and many others. You folks who live in cities or smog filled areas seldom get to enjoy such serene and beautiful moments. I’m living in the house I was born in, nearly 80 years ago. Our nearest neighbors are 3/4 mile away. Except for a little village of about 85 people down the road a few miles, we have less than a dozen neighbors within 6 or eight miles. Isolation? No! Serenity and peacefulness? Yes!
Nature is both beautiful and terrible. We experienced a devastating wind, hail, and rain storm a few weeks ago. It destroyed 50% or our fall crops and the north side of our house (no windows or siding left). But, the sun came up the next morning and life goes on. Bear in mind, we live as far away from hurricanes, earthquakes, and volcanos as you can get, in the continental U.S. An occasional tornado goes through, but you can see them coming and their path of destruction is usually not very wide or long. Help and shelter is always accessible, within just a few miles.
I love the early morning hours. The dust and debris of the previous day is settled and a fresh and new day lies ahead. It may deteriorate soon, but we enjoy the moment.
Now, I’m not the country bumpkin hermit, typically depicted by sensational news hounds or fiction writers. I’ve been actively involved in denominational church work, active in community clubs, agricultural organizations, Community College Board Member, etc. I’m not a world traveler in the physical sense, but I’ve been around the world through books, magazines, etc. Got 12 years formal education and a lifetime of hard knocks and experience. I wouldn’t trade my life’s experience with anyone.