September 24, 2012

Music for Monday...

I've always been a small-town girl. I like to think it's the permanent imprint of New Zealand sending my heart a little reminder of where I came from every now and then. So I guess it must seem odd that this small-town girl lives in the bustling city - albeit in the heart of suburbia in Sydney's north west - and has done so for over 25 years.



I've been thinking a lot about that lately. And becoming more than a little restless too. I imagine it's because I'm becoming less enamoured of the 'positives' of city living that I loved so much when I first moved here. Needs and wants change, don't they? One thing I know for sure is my yearning for a life less impacted by the constant 'rush-rush' of city living is becoming a stronger and more strident voice in my head. Most days, it doesn't shut up.



I have a dream of living somewhere like this:




Look at all that SPACE. My boys would be in sheer heaven. 




Plenty of room for a set of rugby posts here!




And look at that verandah - what a great place for a quiet cuppa in the afternoon or morning sun. Ahhhh, the serenity! I can totally see me living in a place like this. 



One day, hopefully not too far away, The Provider and I can look for another piece of paradise and finally start to realise the benefits of living with wide open space all around. Somewhere to shut the 'rush-rush' noise out for a bit. Our sanctuary from chaos. I'd really like my boys to experience that too.



Today's song choice is a favourite of mine from John Mellencamp - Small Town.


Well I was born in a small town
And I can breathe in a small town
Gonna die in a small town
Oh that's prob'ly where they'll bury me





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7 comments:

  1. I loved this post and can soooo relate. I too am from a small town but live far far away in a city of many millions and lately I have been dreaming of my small town and how much fun our boys would have living there. Perfect song!

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    1. What's not to love about John Mellencamp, hey? He certainly struck a chord in so many people with that song.

      Hope we both get the chance to realise our small-town dreams one day. We can only hope, right? Thanks for dropping by, Sarah-Jane!

      xx

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  2. You come from a family of small-town dwellers - there is lots to recommend, the ease of getting around, friendliness of the inhabitants, and it is always easy to go to a metropolitan centre when required. I love living in one myself.

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    1. I love your small town, GG. It's a beautiful part of the world. Hopefully, one day soon I'll be back to being a small town girl too!

      xx

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  3. Gorgeous post, Sarah and it's easy to see the appeal of that wide open space calling to you. The city can be claustrophobic at times. I love your dream. Hopefully one day it'll be a reality x

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    1. It's funny how our wants and needs change as we get older. I couldn't wait to be part of the city when I was young; now I'm more about the need to take time out and get back to the simple things in life.

      xx

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  4. Hmm, growing up in a small town, that song was weirdly oppressive. I do love a lot of things about small towns, but I don't love how everyone knows everyone's business. I like the anonymity of a city.

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