An Illuminated Forest | The Black & White Version
“Any patch of sunlight in a wood will show you something about the sun which you could never get from reading books on astronomy. These pure and spontaneous pleasures are ‘patches of Godlight’ in the woods of our experience.”
― C.S. Lewis
I just kind of thought light like this, streaming through the woods just so, was a trademark of the western forests. I certainly never experienced it up north on the Tug. I feel fortunate to have this as my temporary backyard down state.
If things continue to go smoothly, this won’t be my backyard come two weeks from now. We are set to close on our new home on the 17th. It’s been a rollercoaster, this whole house hunting adventure. We left our house on the Tug back in October and have moved 2 different times in temporary housing, had a baby, and seen countless homes scattered throughout several counties between two different states. I can count the number of offers we made and deals that fell through on two hands.
A couple months ago I was convinced we would be on the Shawanagunk Ridge in New York, as we had an accepted offer. Three, THREE, lost contracts (I don’t even know how that is possible) later we took it as a sign from God that we weren’t meant to be there.
I am glad we walked away from that deal/house. In retrospect.
I think the house we are closing on is a much better deal for us. Not even in New York, we are soon to be Connecticutians, Connecticuters?? Either way, we will be in Connecticut.
More on the new home soon. But I hope I have just as much fun being surprised by the new landscapes as I have been by this place during our short stay.