Imagining Maine

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Deep blues and greens. Field of tall grass and wildflowers. It’s quiet here. It’s home away from home. The horizon line is where blue meets blue, and the wind whips at the ocean. Everything here feels like something precious and beautiful. It is a reminder that the world is precious and beautiful.

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Imagining Maine is where my brain takes itself when I feel stressed. The peace, loveliness, and simplicity of the Maine coastline always feels like home to me. It invokes awe, and with awe comes that sense of humility — that we are really a part of something bigger than ourselves.

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My Slice of Life post today is dedicated to Maine, and also to my mom, who also loves Maine. Today she took a very big, brave step towards a new chapter in her life and I am incredibly proud of her for it. I know it will bring some uncertainty with it, but that those deep blues and greens and that awe-inducing horizon line will center her.

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7 comments

  1. I’m pretty sure I’m drawn to your blog and your writing…I was randomly reading the blurbs in the comment section and clicked on yours and I believe this is the 3rd post of yours that I’ve read. Your writing coupled with the pictures is just beautiful. I’ve never been to Maine but I know, just based on your descriptions, that I could picture it and it’s tranquil and beautiful. Then you actually place the pictures in your post and sometimes, words can’t do the picture justice. I wish your view was my view. Good luck to your mom and her newest chapter in her life! Thanks so much for sharing!

    1. Thank you so much for the kind words! I am happy that this blog feels like a place you are drawn too. I am so appreciating the ways in which Slice of Life connects us all to the random stories of our random lives. It’s a beautiful thing!

  2. I love the focus on colors to capture place – calm, cooling, inviting. Have you ever read Olive Kitteridge by Elizabeth Strout? It’s set in Maine – your slice brought this award-winning book to mind.

  3. Lovely pictures! Makes me want to go to Maine. It has been a long time since I’ve been there. I’m reading Moo by Sharon Creech to my students. It takes place in Maine so your post really resonated for me this morning. Good luck to your Mom on her new adventure.

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