One Hundred Forty Six: Staycations

“We spend most of our time and energy in a kind of horizontal thinking. We move along the surface of things…but there are times when we stop. We sit still. We lose ourselves in a pile of leaves or its memory. We listen, and breezes from a whole other world begin to whisper.” – James Carroll

Monday, May 26th

I have wholeheartedly embraced the “staycation” in the last couple years. When a long weekend rolls around, the last thing I want to do is get stuck in traffic or fight to find a decent camping spot. When most people get out of town, I want to get into town.

On this Memorial Day weekend, I found myself wanting to stay in my own home. I started Spring Cleaning to the dismay of my husband…so he pulled the trump card and got us all out of the house for one more round of folk festivaling. I’m glad he did. We participated in a Pete Seeger sing-along tribute. We did some contra dancing on the sidelines. We bumped into old friends and met a new six-month-old friend we hadn’t seen since attending her mama’s baby shower.

Everything I need is right in front of me.

What is your primary drive for getting out on a vacation? Do you have staycations?


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