State of Wonder

15 Oct
by Deanne

A dandelion is magical. It looks like a little puffy flower designed to be plucked and blown away on the wind with a wish.

However to a homeowner with a green lawn they are a simply a weed: something to be controlled.

Steve and I made a BIG move last month.  Now I am a city dweller in a small studio apartment.  No dandelions here.  Not so fast,  I took a walk with the intention of learning to use my camera. The only picture that turned out (kinda) was this one. Photo of Dandelion

Has life gone the way of weeds or does it mean that now I am in a state of wonder where wishes really do come true?

Starting over is something I have done twenty times. Yes that’s right twenty dwellings in seven states from California to Pennsylvania.

Mostly it feels like I am in a state of wonder.  This new move really did come from a wish or a better word might be an intention.  I wanted to live in a place where I could easily walk to go about my day. When I made this desire known to myself and a few people close to me, I didn’t see how it would ever be possible. I was married to a farmer and in the past he always preferred to live in a rural area. (I am still married to the same farmer, he just wanted to explore this kind of living also.)

At the moment there are so many new choices and opportunities!  Sometimes however, it feels confusing, like I’ve wandered into the weeds.

Alas, I remember, that lost feeling comes with having new goals and being a beginner again.  Now, my wish is to learn to take my own photographs and grow my blogging skills.  This post is important to me because it marks a turning point and time to start again.  I will  be sharing new discoveries about real food and cooking.

I’m curious, what new wishes do you have?  Don’t be afraid to acknowledge them and then let go and see how things play out.

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7 Responses to “State of Wonder”

  1. Mary Jane October 15, 2013 at 2:28 pm #

    Do I dare?

  2. Julie October 15, 2013 at 8:07 pm #

    Hi! Hope you are settling in to your new home!! If you ever make your way “west” to Omaha, let me know.

    • realocalcooking October 16, 2013 at 3:54 pm #

      Hi Julie! I will let you know when we head your way. Any local restaurants worth reviewing in Omaha?

      • Julie October 20, 2013 at 6:04 pm #

        Lots of good restaurants in Omaha. Let me know what type of food you’re interested in checking out!!!

  3. Corrine October 18, 2013 at 12:14 am #

    Such amazing writing (and photography)… so thought provoking, inspirational and exciting. You always inspire me to expand my thinking and my surroundings. Love it!

    • realocalcooking October 18, 2013 at 8:41 am #

      Thank goodness for moms who appreciate and encourage!

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