July 29, 2010

Summer in Maine

When I was a little girl we visited family in Maine many summers. My grandmother was born and raised in Maine and still has family who live there year round. We had a family camp on a pond. Rustic, simple, and small, we would stuff as many family members as we could fit to experience blueberry picking, swimming, hiking and card playing during a week in July. My Maine memories are some of my strongest. It IS the authentic perfection of Maine that keeps it in my heart and keeps me coming back again and again. NOTHING could be added to make it better than it already is. In fact, spending time in Maine in 2010, it is almost identical to the Maine experiences I had in the 1970’s. Simple and endless beauty, tides, pines and birches, icy water, nature galore, bugs, arts, fog, ports, seafood…FANTASY!

I know in my heart that I should live a part of my life in Maine. I dream of one day arriving June 1 and leaving October 1 each year. When a place makes you feel as alive and happy as I feel in Maine, it should not be kept for 2 week vacations.



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Comments (3)

Rebecca said:

I love everything YOU love about Maine, Shawn! Thanks for noticing I was up and running too - not quite ready for a “close-up,” but getting there! Hope the rest of the summer is filled with as much joy as there is in these photos…xoxo

Isabella said:

Hey aunt shawn! We went to maine to for a few weeks one summer and I LOVED it too! I agree that maine is an amazing place and that you should pursue your dream to live there for awhile. But, I also love having you so close to our house!( although don’t let me impact your decition) Anyway Can’t wait to to see you again soon! Love,Isabella

Mom said:

To my daughter,
I love Maine as you do. My strongest wonderful childhood memories are from the limited times we spent in Maine each year. It’s such a special blessing to know that I shared that with you and now it is shared with Gaby and Julianna. I believe they will always have a place for Maine in their hearts too. It’s amazing to go back to the same places and have them so unspoiled. Don’t tell too many people: they will all want to go there.
Love, Mom

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