Monday, February 15, 2010


Have you ever wondered what life would be like if you never watched TV? If you didn't even own a TV? Would we sit around and listen to papa play the fiddle after catching up on some reading or knitting? This picture is just what I long for. I'll admit that I would love a throwback to the days of Laura Ingalls- when your family and close friends were all that mattered. When working hard and loving well were enough to fulfill a life, and there wasn't much time for anything else.

Books like "Stargirl" inspire me to live a succulent and meaningful life despite the thoughts and possible judgments of others. The beauty is knowing that this type of life is what will encourage others to do the same after their initial uncomfortable feelings wear off. When they realize that maybe you're onto something better- onto something daring. Big. Beautiful. Maybe even a little wild. WHY NOT?

Part of this life, for Jeremy and I, is to cancel cable. Not that there is anything wrong with it, and it has its place; but the pull to sit down after a long day and turn into two vegetables on the couch watching TV is a real threat for us, and we really feel like someting else could be more valuable to us. Yay for movie night. Yay for NCIS, my favorite show. BUT, isn't that enough? My vote is for something different the other nights of the week. Hold me accountable, will you? Goodbye, Direct TV: it's been average.

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