Ode to the Farm

May 28, 2010


Garden swingI have been trying for a long time to put into words how I feel about this “farm”.  I can’t find any other way to explain it other than to say it has been the one constant in my life.  Since I was born this place has always been here, a place of comfort and belonging.  In the midst various family crises – multiple international moves, my uncle’s life-threatening illness, my father’s alcoholism, the death of my grandparents, the dissolution of a cousin’s marriage – the farm was here, like a lighthouse beaconing to bring in the weary sailors.  The farm is where I spent Y2K, the summer after my freshman year of college, and now this first year of motherhood. (more…)