Thursday, July 30, 2009

If I Could I Would...

Josh is at the Appalachian String Band Festival in West Virginia. It sounds like an amazing time. He has been all around the country and is almost back. He is going to the outer banks next and then will be home around the 20th of August. I was wrote an email to him and it was interesting enough that I decided to post most of it on here.

So I have conjured up a few plans for next week. First I contacted this guy who had an add up on helpx advertising him living on his sailboat, and giving room, board, and some sailing lessons, in exchange for helping him out on his boat, painting and what not. I talked to him on the phone and he said he was busy at the moment but it might work out next week, and to give him a call back. It sounds nice, but it is a bit of a drive to get down to where he is and I don’t know how much sailing we would actually be doing. I will call him back though. I contacted another farm not far from where I am now and they said I could come this coming Wednesday. They seem nice and the property sounds beautiful. I want to learn as much as I can about farms so I can have one of my own some day!

Ben asked me an interesting question when we were on out little trip last week. He asked me what my life would be like if I could have anything I wanted. When he first asked I went blank. I think it is a question everyone should know the answer to, if you don’t know what you want then how will you ever get it or come close to getting it. I told him I would think about it and let him know. So I have known for sometime that the most important thing to me in life is community. Whether it is a big family, a tight group of friends, or some belief that brings people together, everyone is happier when they get to share the experience with ones they love. I think it is something that modern society lacks. If I could have my life any way I like it, I would have all the people I love together. I would get a beautiful plot of land and start a farm. We could all live off the land. We would continually learn and teach and play. The funny thing is that this is not that crazy of an idea. Well the part about having everyone I love all together is quite a stretch. But there are plenty of people I have yet to meet that I would love to live with, and I do have a few friends and family members that might be interested in such a thing. It’s not like I am asking for fame and fortune and to tavel the world.

Anyways, I finish the book I was reading and started a new one called the Seduction on Silence. It goes through the stories of five generations in an Indian family. It is nice to get my thoughts back into Hindu Stories and beliefs.


  1. I just picked some beans, tomatoes,and jalapenos.
    I gifted you a sheep on My Farm on facebook,...did you get it? Sounds like I could join your farm community. Eh?
    Love ~mom

  2. Yes, you could definitely join my farm community!! MMMM...YUMM beans, tomatoes, and jalapenos!!

  3. I love reading about your adventures. Everyone should be able to have the time of their lives at least once during their life time. The sites you are seeing and adventures you have been one. I love the tale of going on the river all by yourself!! The getting lost and spending the night in the cold! Gosh! To be young!! Love you and miss you loads. Luke is here with his family and like you said family together is the best!!

  4. I am amazed by you, proud of you and envious of you all at the same time! Little Mallory has become a strong, independant woman that travels the world... and still has the same values she was brought up with. I would also love to have everyone I love together all the time... my idea of perfection! Keep writing... I can't wait to see what you do next!
    Carrie :)