Like Kris, I'm a California native, and so scenes like this one can sometimes make me tear up a little. I miss what California used to be.
Unlike Kris, I grew up on a farm, so scenes like this one can also be somewhat confusing. We used to have a rake like this one, though not when we lived in California.
So this picture of California poppies and an old hay rake pretty much describe me. I'm a combination of valley girl and hayseed. It's a strange combination, everyone says so. So you can understand why scenes like this make me homesick. Unfortunately, I can never go home, because it's not there anymore.
Actually, my uncle burned our house down, so I can't even move back into the home where we used to live. In my uncle's defense, he was fire chief at the time, teaching new firemen how to put out fires, and they used our old house for practice until there was nothing left.
I may be wrong, but I believe that my varied experiences from childhood have enabled me to speak with at least partial fluency to people from different backgrounds. I hope that helps me as I write.
How about you? What in your past has made you what you are today?
Labels: Can't go back, Childhood memories, Homesick, Photos by Eugene Patterson