View from the middle

I went up to my roof to get to thinking a few nights ago and I discovered my favorite places have more in common than I thought. A relief, really, to bend the laws of time and space to go somewhere your heart wants to be.


  1. I’ve been silently reading your blog for about two months now, and with each post I have to stop myself from comment-screaming “I GET IT! I GET IT! No really, I get it! Only my version is an old lake cabin in Northern Minnesota and Washington, DC!”

    So, for what it’s worth, you have a sympathizer here.

    Oh – and we can’t have a morning glory in the community garden, sadly. But I’m with you on the foxgloves. Gateway drug indeed. Now I’m considering lupines…

  2. altho they are both nice... since i use to live near the beach and the river bak home in the Philippines. the pic on the right will always be close to my heart.

    nice! just got for what your heart tells you. it may not alway be right but for sure your brain, can do something about it... did i make any sense? LOL!


  3. Our hearts take us near where we want to be - even if we have to look real hard and it takes us a while to see it. :)

    Lovely realization!

  4. lovely words and realization.

  5. i like this very much :)

  6. ROOF.

    Four letters, flat expanses, and an equal chance one might be shat upon by passing skeins of Canada geese.


  7. Fabulous. And somehow familiar.

  8. that is very cool. the colors, the mood, how it's different and the same-- I love it!

  9. There is comfort in knowing we all share the same sky. Your two pictures prove that...peace to you on this early summer day!

  10. a beautiful illustration of finding happiness wherever you are.


  11. Beautiful both. For me, I find that it always ends up being mainly about sky.

  12. Ooh ... there's that one place I miss so much and daydream of all the time... once more, you just put into words what I was thinking... You're good, girl!

  13. this is awesome. I love it. and can go right to mine just reading and thinking about this!

  14. Thankyou for your spirit and your blog, I love my roof too because it is the shortest distance between me and infinite space, actually we are infinite on the inside too aren't we?

  15. My heart home is Scotland - and New York only reminds me of it when it's cloudy, too...

  16. When this old world starts getting me down
    And people are just too much for me to face
    I climb way up to the top of the stairs
    And all my cares just drift right into space
    On the roof, it's peaceful as can be
    And there the world below can't bother me
    Let me tell you now
    When I come home feelin' tired and beat
    I go up where the air is fresh and sweet (up on the roof)
    I get away from the hustling crowd
    And all that rat-race noise down in the street (up on the roof)
    On the roof, the only place I know
    Where you just have to wish to make it so
    Let's go up on the roof (up on the roof)
    brief instrumental-chiefly strings
    At night the stars put on a show for free
    And, darling, you can share it all with me
    I keep a-tellin' you
    Right smack dab in the middle of town
    I've found a paradise that's trouble proof (up on the roof)
    And if this world starts getting you down
    There's room enough for two
    Up on the roof (up on the roof)
    Up on the roo-oo-oof (up on the roof)
    Oh, come on, baby (up on the roof)
    Oh, come on, honey (up on the roof)
    Everything is all right (up on the roof)

  17. They say it was the Romans that started this love of the country side as an escape from the city. I guess Rome was the first true mega-city.I feel this inner struggle too. Am I a country mouse or a city mouse? I lived on a Greek island once for six years(the 'mama mia island', Skopelos)I miss the walks, the winters, the storms, the smell of beggies growing in the spring, the sounds of people working outdoors echoed in the hills, of so much.But the Met is in NYork, and so much of our 'civilised life'is in the cities. Could we ever give up the freedoms that were born in cities? Never I think. So I think we have to juggle and claim both mice as our two and only. xx

  18. So gorgeous, I miss nights like that back up north now that Im living in Florida.

  19. I also love hanging out at our roof, especially when I'm stressed out or when I want to have some 'me' time. But I've been spending more time on our roof lately because it has gotten a bit leaky. I hope to get everything done before Christmas..

  20. “…. go somewhere your heart wants to be.” Like you, I sometimes feel the need to be alone and I always find myself hanging out at the roof during these times. Nothing is more relaxing than staring at the sky!

    -Kip Whitehead