Saturday, November 07, 2009

There Are Places

Our Happy Hour group gathered for a Low Country Boil tonight; good friends, good food, good times. Talk turned to places we would live, maybe, if we were to settle down eventually. Where would it be?

There are town and places we like, places that are beautiful, places that have have good climate, places that are affordable. But as I was walking Patches after leaving our gathering, looking up at the stars here at Myrtle Beach, I realized there there are a few places where, once I arrive, I literally feel my heart expand. It is a physical feeling of my chest opening up, my heart enlarging, my soul becoming at peace. Three places come to mind where that feeling is strongest; Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, Perdido Key/Gulf Shores, Alabama, and Gold Canyon, Arizona. Two places on the ocean, one at my beloved Superstition Mountains. We have not yet traveled to all 50 states so I may yet find more places that tug at my heart but these three come to mind as places where I can sit for weeks without feeling the urge to move on. Will there be more? Undoubtedly. Will we settle down? Not for a while.

What place tugs at your heart?


SkippyMom said...

Hatteras Island, NC. Always. Used to be we wouldn't consider it because of Pooldad's ex lived too close to there.

Since she is gone, it is now a viable option.

Does that sound awful? I don't mean it to.

Anonymous said...

I LOVE the Canadian west coast and can see myself living there some day.. but for right now, the only place that calls to me is the place that homes my kids and grandkids. They are my heart. :-)

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