Thursday, July 22, 2010
Even in Paradise it's lonely!
We look forward to summers, when the rains stop and visitors make their way to us. They marvel at the vistas, the cool summer temperatures, the isolation, the tranquillity.
We tell them that without their visit, this place is lonely.
They can't imagine that.
Yes, we say, there is just so much Paradise one can enjoy. Company is what we need. Please, return, stay as long as you can. Tell us about the world we left behind.
This week, my youngest son is up with us, with his pup and his girlfriend. The house is now filled with sound and movement and activities. The pup, a lab, loves to swim in the lake, loves to chase birds in the garden.
Each guest/visitor brings a new vibe, a new rhythm, a new note to the symphony. Some visitors, actually compose new music while up here; or paint a new picture; or write a new story. This place inspires.
But, without company, it is empty.