2. What I’m Lookin’ For:
I probably spend too much daydreaming about moving to the country, or some idyllic small town, where the pace of life is slower, you might get to know your neighbors, and you can still see the Milky Way at night. But I do, because frankly in our increasingly high-tech ‘connected’ world I feel more and more ‘disconnected’ by the seemingly endless barrage of new technology that I can’t possibly keep up with. I hear people extol the virtue of being able to access all of their computer data anywhere at anytime and I usually think: I want to get it the car and go someplace where I CAN’T access it, and listen to the birds sing for a while. Then again, I also like hand written letters and reading an actual newspaper, so maybe I’ve already become a curmudgeon.
This song is a bit of a ‘Mission Statement’ for me. Half a dozen years ago in a twist of fate, I happened to come upon a piece of land up Highway 142 in Klickitat, WA. I camp out there occasionally and always on the Winter Solstice, in the snow or whatever the longest night of the year brings. There’s a lovely view of the canyon, up and down the river, a seasonal creek that runs through a mix of Oregon White Oaks and Ponderosa Pines and blissfully, really spotty cell phone service. You can see ALL the stars at night and hear the Klickitat River when you close your eyes. In the morning, I sit on a rickety old picnic bench halfway up the hill; listen to the birds waking up, and dream of some day sitting on my own front porch at that very spot…
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