[my] Weekend Cabin
[alert style=”white”] I realize of course that I am “borrowing’ this idea from adventure journal, and more than anything it is meant to honor them not to steal from them. [/alert]
Matter of factly, I have been reading aj for a while, and it’s actually what they say about their wekend cabin that has really kept me interested in those posts of theirs. [MORE]
Weekend Cabin isn’t necessarily about the weekend, or cabins. It’s about the longing for a sense of place, for shelter set in a landscape…for something that speaks to refuge and distance from the everyday. Nostalgic and wistful, it’s about how people create structure in ways to consider the earth and sky and their place in them. It’s not concerned with ownership or real estate, but what people build to fulfill their dreams of escape. The very time-shortened notion of “weekend” reminds that it’s a temporary respite.
A weekend cabin to me is a place of solace, refuge. A place that harkens back to my mothers’ cabin in the woods of North-Eastern Pennsylvania. There is something so appealing about a place where you have no neighbors, where you heat the place with a stove, and where flora and fauna reign supreme. A place where videos games don’t exist and an entire afternoon can be spent playing in the trees. There is nothing like coming in from a day of playing in the forrest, cold, excited and tired. Then sitting down with a piping hot cup of cocoa and opening the door on the stove and getting washed in the bright red glow of warmth. Utopia.