"She knows which birds are singing and the names of the trees where they're performing..." (Avett Brothers of course)
I want to be that girl. Looking out the windows in my living room, to the right is the ocean and to the left are green mountains. There are trees in my yard that I don't know, sounds, and the air doesn't remind me of anything I've breathed before.
We are surrounded by nature. Our area observes a dark sky ordinance to protect wildlife habitats and the view of the stars. I've never seen such a darkness as it is here by the ocean. We have no street lights this close to the water. It is pitch black. The only thing you can do is look up and see all the stars. It's shocking. In a good way.
This place doesn't feel foreign to me. Not familiar but not totally un-familiar. Not like I feel like I've been here before or déjà vu but like, the pieces just fit. Like, oh, I get it. If you know me, you know that is my favorite feeling in the world.
People ask and are wondering how we're getting along out here and we're just going through the motions, you know life, as you do. Tonight we even booked our first babysitter for Valentine's dinner. We're going out! Moving right along.