Tuesday, December 28, 2010
Views from the Dock
When I was a little girl, I would visit my Nana at her apartment in Auburn. I loved the view from her living room window. The twinkling lights of the city were like stars and I found that spot to be one of the most peaceful places I had ever experienced. There has always been something about streetlights and cityscapes that have comforted me, but no where on Earth have I felt more at peace than on the dock at my family's camp at the lake. With Mount Katahdin keeping watch over me, my time on the dock is a treasure. I have limited time there each year and thus, I find additional "docks", additional "Nana's windows", places I encounter that allow me to stop and gaze, reflect, dream, breathe. One such place used to be a certain window in the music library room at Stearns High School. I'd gaze out that window over the stream before every theatrical performance when I was a teen. Recently I've found it peaceful to sit on the stairway outside Deertrees Theater, the one on stage right. Another "dock" is my home's deck on a warm summer day. These views bring me peace. They automatically give me that feeling that I treasure when I take in a view from the dock.
It is my hope that in creating this blog, I can take time to gaze, reflect, dream, breathe. And in opening yet another window, this time to the world online, I'll share with others my views from the dock.