Thursday, June 14, 2007

Why the Sierra's are Great

Having spent the last 5 days in Round Valley and Mammoth I cant help but be happy. In anticipation of moving back up there I was struck by all the things I like about Mammoth, which surprised me much more than I expected. Yeah, I grew up in a small town so I know what small town life is like, but having lived in the city for the last three years, I had forgotten the subtleties of small town life.

Did you know it is impossible to "run in" to the grocery store?

How about the impossibility of getting gas with out seeing someone you know even at 2 in the morning?

What about the Post Office being the most likely place you will see that person you have been avoiding.

Where the conveniences of the city, aka: places to spend money, don't exist.

Now at face value these observations don't seem all that great. But its perspective that allows me to see that although these circumstance make life just that much more difficult, make life just that much more inconvenient, make life just that much more intra personal, for me it makes life just that much more enjoyable.

I had forgotten what the stars looked like. I had forgotten what quite sounded like. I had forgotten what it was like to wake up with the sun shining in on my face. I had forgotten what it was like to take a nice walk. The kind I use to take with this particular boy I fell in love with.

All these things I miss. I guess its time to admit to my self that I miss the Sierra's.

But will we move back? That is still unknown. Garrett's interviews went well, and once we know more about a job, we can make the biggest decision we will have ever made:) And I mean that with all seriousness. The decision to move back to Mammoth has been the most difficult decision we have had to make, and we haven't even made it yet...