Some people thrive in big cities, with their tall buildings and sidewalks that lead everywhere. I just got back from visiting my grandmother and my daddy in Kingston Springs, TN. Maybe you’ve heard of it, it’s about 28 miles outside of Nashville. There, when I woke up in the mornings and went outside, I was greeted by trees and chirping birds. Now here, back at home when I go outside in the mornings I am greeted by the worn faces of old apartment buildings. Concrete sidewalks and paved parking lots with cars as far as the eye can see. It makes me feel sad and a little lonely. I believe concrete is sucking up my energy. Nope I’m not kidding.
There is nothing better than a good, strong cup of coffee in the morning, with a little sugar and heavy on the cream. The only thing that could be better than this is drinking that coffee on the back porch, and having mother nature speak to you. I long for the state I was born in. When Dorthy said, “there’s no place like home.” She knew what she was talking about. I enjoy Texas, but it’s not my real home. Here I feel suffocated, with no energy or creativity. In truth I blame that on me, 1st and this enormous city with all its highways, parking lots and large buildings, 2nd.
So when I say “concrete is sucking all of my energy up”, I believe that to be true. I’m going to have to get out and about and search for nature, a forest or maybe the zoo! Somewhere where I can connect with mother nature and really listen to her. And then maybe I can find some balance, and a little peace in my daily life. Hopefully then I can learn to get along with all the concrete, parking lots and big buildings. Who knows, maybe my creativity will start to spark again. I’ll let you know how it went.