Monday, July 13, 2009

Yakima River: Settling at Home, Living Close to the Land, Contentment

I have a friend who, after years of travel around the world, decided to settle at home, with contentment, on the west coast of the U.S.

She would say settling down worked. And I agree.

She's living close to the land, with a beautiful garden, which is very productive, and which has many native plants, and with chickens and goats, on a paradisical little farmlet {a hamlet?}, with a sauna. Her place is kind of a little organic farm. She has as much access to the internet (I think we still have network neutrality in this country, at least) as she wants. She's learning to play the xylophone in a group, which she enjoys. And she still travels a little, with enjoyment.

And she's content ... simply through deciding she was going to settle downa nd doing so ...

that is, through practicing contentment, in a way. :)

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