for a few months during college i lived here:

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over 400 acres of woods and lake and prairie,

in a renovated barn turned field station turned bunkhouse

it was in 2004 but i miss it every day

i am the product of an urban environment, and i will always be a city kid

but those mornings of getting up early, no need for an alarm, waking up spontaneously and being excited for the day! going to paint in the woods, birdwatching, reading, talking, cooking, writing, canoeing… oh it was just fuckin’ gorgeous!instead of street signs and public transportation, this was how we found our way home:

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