Tuesday, July 05, 2005

tranquility far away from the chaos

Tomorrow, I will stand at the end of this dock and not just see, but actually feel, hear, and smell this view.

It is one of my favorite places on earth. Ryan and I are driving north tomorrow morning to Cedarville. Not the Ohio college I attended, but the small town in the upper penninsula of Michigan-to the cabin.
Mornings at the cabin are some of my happiest memories. Waking up to the sound of a crackling fire and the smell of coffee, and peeking out of my room to see my dad, reading by the fire.

I think I can imagine the cabin more vividly than any other place in my past. I can almost hear the sound of the hinged screen door swinging open and banging shut, and feet crunching accross the stones in the driveway, crickets chirping, the smell of cedar and grass and smoke...

Soon, I'll be there. I hope your week is as life-giving and peaceful as I anticipate ours will be.


Andrew said...

After spending less than 3 full weeks up there, it is also one of my favorite places, so I can't begin to imagine how much you love that place.

Elaina said...

I love the way you right Angela! I hope you have a wonderful time up there.

Ang said...

Thank you Elaina,
I was glad to see you back in the blog world with a very thoughtful post too. it's good to wrestle with important questions like that--often. i think we are just way to comfortable in a shallow understanding of love most of the time and we don't stop to question what we've always taken for granted. everything takes on more significance when we come to understand it differently after struggling for a while.
it sounds like the trip was really good too. i hope you continue to grow and find peace this summer.
see you soon.