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Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Where I Live

 


I live here. In a small town in the middle of Illinois. In between three interstates. Where a railroad track runs through. Where the Sangamon floods and receeds.
I live here. Where people come to raise their kids and sleep. Where they leave to go to work or to shuttle their kids around. I live where people come home.
I live where you can always tell the seasons by the cover on the corn fiels or by the leaves on the trees. Here in our small town, we are always changing and moving and growing.
I am glad that I am here. This is where I want to be. But I always find myself with my head in the clouds and my heart on the road.
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25 comments:

  1. I love your picture, but I love your writing more. You have a gift.

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  2. beautiful thoughts...I often have my head in the clouds too.

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  3. your thoughts are fulled with love I can tell...so good!

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  4. Lovely photo and lovely words to go with it. Nothing wrong with having our heads in the clouds.

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  5. Hey Dani girl, your words are like butta! I love them, you def have a gift...with words and pix

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  6. I'm glad you live in a small town in Illinois, close to ME. :)

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  7. Lovely photo, lovely writing...

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  8. I really love small towns...they have a heart that cities sometimes lack. I like your "high" perspective for the photograph as it matches your comment that your head is in the clouds! I live at sea level and my head is in the clouds too.
    Nice to meet you Dani!

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  9. is it a midwest thing ? my head is often in the clouds,too...

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  10. You certainly write beautifully about where you live...I can tell you love it... I love the words "I live where people come home.."

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  11. I'm right there with Oliag. I love this line. I live where people come home. Hope you don't mind I think I'm going to quote you on my blog.

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  12. Lovely writing - feeling connected to you and everyone else with their heads in the clouds!

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  13. My head is frequently in the clouds...and we live in a very similar area up here in Canada.
    Lovely to meet you.

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  14. Small towns near big cities are the best! You have the comfort of home with exciting things happening near enough to hop in the car and partake as you wish.

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  15. Clouds are a good place to be....
    Nice to meet you!

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  16. so, on those cloudless days, you are ... simply home.

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  17. oohh, your photo is so inviting.
    : )

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  18. even with your heart on the road it's always nice to come home.

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  19. You make me miss Illinois! What a beautiful photo!

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  20. i grew up surrounded by corn files. to me nothing reminds me of home more! you have your won little bit of heaven there in illinois!

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  21. I know exactly what you mean- so well put!

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  22. its a good thing to have your head in the clouds sometimes!

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  23. Your last sentence says so much so well ... great post!

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