Monday, February 11, 2008

Memories of Long Ago

Halsa 1982
There is a reason why I use Solslett - it reminds me of this place. This is where my Mom grew up. A little town, hamlet, called Halsa. The farm was called Solslett, loosely translated to Sunny Plain. Mountains on one side, the ocean on the other. This is the place my heart longs for, the place I feel homesick for. The only place the I felt the hand of God. I miss it more than words can describe. And it will never be the place I remember again. So many have passed since I last walked these roads, so much has changed. But it will always be the home of my heart.

The woman in the picture is my Mom, taken the summer of 1982. That was the last time I spent the summer on the family farm. I would visit again, but not spend the long summer days there, being bored out of my mind with my cousins. We never knew how good we had it.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

What a beautiful view!

Isn't that true of most kids --- we were in such a RUSH to grow up and didn't appreciate how carefree childhood really was!