16 July 2012

tales from the past

Barn

Tumbledown

Idaho still haunts my dreams after all these years. I spent a precious, formative year here, thirty years ago.

At the end of that year I nearly stayed. I wanted to stay; I almost did, but home called to me and now I only return here as a visitor. It was the right decision but it's bittersweet.

The what-ifs.

The maybes.

The road not taken.

13 comments:

Mary said...

I can only imagine what that must be like but I can understand.

Annie @ knitsofacto said...

And if you had stayed ... the what-ifs, the maybes! I love that in life we can never know, we have to just hope and trust.

These images are perfect :D

Janine said...

aahh ... the what-if's??
who would we be??

Prism said...

I was raised in Idaho! I love where I live now (over 2000 miles away, across the country) but going back there last summer--everything felt "right"--the temperature, the lighting, the total lack of humidity! Thank you for sharing your beautiful pictures!

Stomper Girl said...

Your own private Idaho! I'm glad you came back, I would never have craft-camped otherwise!

kgirlknits said...

ahh, sweet nostalgia. I think we all have our own "Idaho". Glad you got to re-visit yours :)

Duyvken said...

What-ifs are so strong, aren't they? My sister moved to the US, married an American and has now lived all her adult life there. After my time there as a child I always thought I would live there for a time as an adult but it hasn't happened yet and I suspect it never will.
If only there wasn't so much expense, uncertainty and visa issues involved and we could just pack up the family and visit distant shores indefinitely. I would like that very much.
Welcome home, Suse. You are very lucky to have a heart in two counties, it may be bittersweet but it is a great gift.

Anonymous said...

What if? I hear you, I really do...I sometimes wonder if I am living another life in another dimension and that there is another me somewhere in San Francisco or New York! Sometimes the "pull" is so strong. We just have to believe that we are where we are meant to be, theres no other way really. sue x

Monica said...

hi there...

really enjoying your pics and thoughts.

ah, the great What If.... i used to visit there often.

SmitoniusAndSonata said...

In the WhatIf , I'm me as I was then .... Ah , and there we have the snag , or at least I do !
Often these choices come before one's ready .

Isabelle said...

No, these houses would be very difficult to live in. You're better where you are...

MulticoloredPieces said...

It seems to me that the other roads would not lead to a better or worse life, but simply a different life with just about the same bumps in the road. Loved your barn photos, especially the second one. What a structure!
best, nadia

Justjen said...

Amazing pictures, I think home always has the strongest pull on us, but when the time is right who says you can't go back for a while - make everything possible!