Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Take me home...

An inviting country road in Saanich, BC.
Country roads, take me home
To the place I belong
West Virginia, Mountain Mama
Take me home, country roads 
 -- John Denver

On a recent morning as my wife and I were exploring Saanich peninsula, we came across this inviting road lined with a white fence that curved off into the distance between bright green fields. I had to stop and soak it in. A gentle breeze caressed my skin... I could smell the wet grass and the trees in the cool air... The only thing to be heard was the birdsong in the distance...

I instantly flashed back to the old John Denver song and a huge wave of nostalgia for simpler times and younger days washed over me.

I think everyone sometimes wishes there was a road that they could follow back to an ideal time in their youth. The best we can hope for though is just a glimpse... a reminder... of more innocent times.

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