Here I write - back at the very beginning. Rodgers and Hammerstein said it was a "very good place to start" and I suppose they're right. Quite honestly, I prefer the middle. I'm settled there and my feet have been able to sink in for awhile. But new beginnings are good too, so I will embrace this one.
Perhaps you've arrived here from the place I used to hang my writing hat - a 2 1/2 year blog of adventure and family reflections called "Pennerfive's Take on The West". I found myself, a little, over at that blog. I have a soft spot for it because it's where I began to write again. But we've found ourselves back on the prairies, and my need to chronicle the life and times of our family has ended.
If you're looking for a "mom blog" full of anecdotes and silly stories and tales of my kids, you're in the wrong place. If you're looking for a "how to" for anything at all, you're also likely lost. If you like to read stories or stop to look at ordinary, everyday things with a lens that burrows in a little deeper you might be where you want to be. If you're not sure, stop and stay awhile and we'll see where we end up.
"Hide and Seek" is a phrase that has played itself over and over in my mind and memory for years. It's a label I can live with. It's elusive and mysterious with a touch of play thrown in for good measure. It conjures up childhood memories and hints at darkness all at the same time. You see, sometimes I hide - in the darkness or in the light of day. I have my ways - they've been practiced to near perfection. There are times I'm the one chasing, pursuing and seeking.... whether it be truth, peace, solitude, answers, stories, God, relief, or something I don't even know the name for. Seeking keeps your feet moving and Hiding lets you rest awhile. I hope this will be a place where we can do both.