October 23, 2006
Maine is on my mind these days, even though the summer — and the days we spent in Maine — are long over. Nostalgia must be a side effect of growing older, and it's one of the more pleasant ones. I don't envy children today, with email and cell phones. They should envy my youth, with its innocence and connection with family, friends, and the earth. When the biggest fear my parents had was their children crossing the highway in Maine. We had such freedom, felt so safe, were so fearless. No wonder those days are golden in my memory.