Today's Starter: Wednesday, September 4: If you could take three months off from your current life and do anything in the world, what would you do? (bonus points for fun photos from Pinterest, but don't forget to cite the source!)
1. England. More specifically? Some back road that people don't often travel down. A rocky path in a car that's too small with not a lot of luggage inside. I want to be there with someone who can appreciate the lush green grass, and the simple picnic packed in the trunk.
2. Point Judith, Rhode Island. A lighthouse with a rocky beach and a book in the breeze. Sunshine, sailboats, and October.
3. The Moors. The sweet, sweet moors that Heathcliff taught Catherine about love on. The moors that their storm started on, the moors that Catherine haunted, the moors that Heathcliff couldn't stay away from. I'd go there. I'd go there and sit with Wuthering Heights and I wouldn't leave.
“I have not broken your heart - you have broken it; and in breaking it, you have broken mine.”
5. I would sit again on Hemingway's front porch in Key West, only this time, I'd take my journal. I'd let the humidity sink into my skin and I would really listen. I'd listen to the cats he collected, the shuffling feet through the old wood floors, and I'd listen to the history whisper.
6. If the grass wasn't too tall, I'd sit for awhile on Walden Pond and ponder the great existentialist Thoreau. I'd divide my possessions between what I own and what truly owns me. And then, I would lay on my back and let the sun tan my face because time wouldn't matter and I would have no place to go.
The thing about three months away is that, as a teacher, I really do get three months off every year. There's a lesson here, somewhere. While I've been a lot of places ... there sure are a lot of places left to explore.
I can't wait to see some of the places that the Blogtember peops choose!