yes. i’ve got two places i call home. and that is an amazing gift. one that i do not take for granted, and one for which i am extremely appreciative. in both places, i have family, places i love to visit, things that i love to do, and places that bring me peace. oh yes. i am a lucky, lucky girl.
sometimes, though… ok, many times, i feel pulled in two directions and i find myself longing for the other place.
in north carolina (usa), i lived in a city in the mountains… asheville (click here to read more about my love for asheville). and right now, i am longing to be there. i am dreaming of walking up & down the crowded, funky downtown streets lined with hippy stores, bookstores, boutiques, second-hand shops, fair trade stores, vegetarian restaurants, little pubs serving local brews, music on every corner, and protesters chanting & holding signs. i wanna be surrounded by the eclectic, diverse people of all ages, all races, all nationalities, all beliefs, gathering in the locally famous drum circle. i wanna feel the sticky, humid summer air heavy on my skin. i wanna smell the southern cooking. i wanna drive the mountain roads. yeah. i just wanna be there right now.
since my beloved asheville is intensely on my mind tonight, i thought i’d share some of the things about asheville that make me smile…
afternoons in barnes & noble (an amazing bookstore).
the river arts district. (where my sister -in-law works as a potter!). a place of beer & art.
biltmore estate. you gotta visit.
how ’bout it? let’s plan a trip! yeah.
peace & love.