Tuesday, June 14, 2005

Smiling is infectious

I can not get over the heartfelt smile and cheer of my neighbors. They do not understand many things. Yet they make their children and families the centerpiece of their lives. I can not tell you how refreshing this is from a place where spouses and kids are viewed as accsessories. I rarely see eye to eye with the locals but this common sense approach to life could teach many socialites in NYC a lesson. Sometimes we NY are a bit too self absorbed. We get caught up in the arts and fashion a tad too much. None of this really matters at all unless the family is happy. There are many in NYC who should be sent here for a month. Perhaps the NYU crowd would get their heads out of their tails and learn about life. VT is seductive
and charming but I belong home amidst the chaos,dischord and fast pace. The loss is mine as the ultimate beauty in life is simplicity like VT

3 comments:

Always On Watch said...

It's good to hear that Vermonters hold the family as the center of their lives. The family is the centerpiece of culture.

In 1985, my husband and I enjoyed a two-week camping trip in New England. Our feelings were very similar to yours, and we really enjoyed our time there. I have had similar experiences in the Deep South.

Still, our roots are here in the D.C. area. But I do wish that some of the "simple spirit" would inject itself into metro areas.

Jason_Pappas said...

"Sometimes we NY are a bit too self absorbed."

I have one problem with that statement. It's the word "sometimes." ;)

Esther said...

LOL Jason.

Beak, you pretty much sound like it's a temp thing so try to enjoy the heck out of it while you're there. :)