I have a love/hate relationship with my computer, and I bet that I’m not the only one feeling that way! I put up tremendous resistance to buying that first computer. My goal has always been to live simply. My phantom ideal life would be to live in a (very cute) cabin in the woods, complete, of course, with pretty china and frilly curtains. I can picture this fantasy existence, and it is as tantalizing and irresistible as the scent of fresh baked cookies. It seemed as though buying a computer would be giving up on ever realizing my dream.
Once a year we rent a cabin along the Duckabush River. My dream cabin! It has no running water or electricity, but it does have a wood burning stove, an inviting front porch, ancient remains of a fruit orchard, and- most importantly- a complete and profound silence. The very first day of the very first trip to this world apart set the tone for what I know to be a lifelong love affair.