Sometimes life seems like an unrelenting battering of one storm after another.

I am not afraid of storms for I am learning how to sail my ship.
Louisa May Alcott
 
 

Quiet in the midst of quiet

For me part of learning how to sail mean times of solitude, times in which I can spend in quiet contemplation. 

That’s what this little piece of paradise up in the Alaskan north feels like to me. 

View of Jade Lake from our Big Lake cabin

 
Big Lake is a rural community with  the basic amenities.  Quiet, unassuming.  When the need arises the local Home Depot, Wal-Mart, Safeway and Fred Meyer are only a short drive away.  Wasilla has a movie theater and restaurants abound.  But that’s not why our little cabin on Jade Lake means so much to our family.
 
The snow has a quieting affect on the noise of life.

Our Alaskan vacation rental 60 miles north of Anchorage

 
This is the place where the seas are calm; where one can return to the basics.  Our vacation rental near Wasilla, Alaska is more than a getaway.
 
It’s a place where we, and those who visit, can learn (and re-learn) how to sail.  It’s a place where there’s reprieve from the storm.  A place where bearings can be adjusted and priorities established.
 
Well, it’s a little more than all that too.  It’s a little reminder of life not in the passing lane.
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Written by Dave on December 2nd, 2011 - Nostalgia | Make Comment

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