I'm trying to not make my first few impressions on this Journal so deep and heavy, but that is what I've been feeling for the past few days......... I'm sure listening to "My Immortal" isn't helping to lighten my mood either.....But I'm comfortable hidden in the shadows today. Is it because Fall is coming? I am hoping for an Indian Summer.......how alive I feel when the sun is shining warm on me!
Funny how as a child, summer seemed to last for years or was that the long distance car ride to Grandma's on East Coast every summer? I can still feel the wind swoooshing past me in the back seat of my parents car as my brother, sister and I make the miles seem endless to our parents. But when we arrive at Grandma's its all worth the endless Noogies and pinches from my siblings. I loved my Grandparents house in New Jersey! A quaint lil cottage painted white with green shutters and matching adirondack furniture out on the slate patio. It sat up on a small hill with birch trees on one side, Oh how much I loved that place! So much that when I bought my own house it also had birch trees on it's side, as did my brothers! The inside of the house smelled of cedar rafters on the open ceiling, the fireplace that sat in the center of the room with openings in all 4 rooms of the house, the creaking of the bathroom door painted white with a skeleton key to lock it. I thought my mother must of loved growing up here! I still go back there in my minds eye
I would love to go back there someday and see if it's just the way we left it, when my grandfather died and my grandmother had to come live with us in Chicago. But I would hate to see the changes that it has probably made all these years later. So I'll just keep it, in my minds eye, painted white with green shutters smelling of cedar.