Monday, October 25, 2004
My Side of the Mountain
Tonight I've been thinking about all the places I escaped to as a child. Mostly I escaped by the books I read. I remember reading, "The Island of the Blue Dolphin", and escaping to a beautiful island. One of my favorite books was "My side of the Mountain", I remember reading this in the 5th grade, where a young boy runs away from home to live in the mountains, he keeps a journal of his life in nature. He befriends a falcon. I often fantacized about leaving home to live in the solitude of nature, sometimes I still do. I loved the way my Papa made me feel when we were off together just the two of us. What was passed on was truly a blessing. I think I need to find this book and read it again.