dream of living in a place that is wonderful and free. Free from the confines of the mind, free to explore and escape from reality. A imagined world from decades ago, where a person could walk for miles and see nothing but untamed land and multiple groups of animals running unabashedly free! The world is far different from this dreamed up place and sadly it will never be like it was decades ago. We are slowly crippling everything we have loved. We are killing every living thing we come into contact with, all in the name of progress.
What is progress? Does it mean we have to tear down everything we remember about good country living? Does it mean we have to forget about ever getting to roam in wooded nature, because it isn't going to be there anymore, because of progress? Why does civilization have to continue to tear down and destroy the world just to build up ugly cement buildings and new housing developments? Why must they continue to build highways when there are plenty established already? Too allow for shortcuts so commuting can be faster. Is this justifiable when we look at the land being destroyed? I don't think so.
I wish that country life never had to end, that it still could be plausible to have a semblance of this type of life without hearing cars rushing by, or a train at your back door. I long to hear the chirp of crickets at my bedroom window at night, not rise to the sound of hammering nails into wood for the new house right next door. What is happening with the world and why can people not see it? Or do they simply feel better living blindly to what the occurrences are around them? Or, are they so caught up in seeing the newest shopping mall built that they forgot about the home of deer that use to live on that expanse of land but are now homeless?
The good ole country days are undoubtedly gone but at least they can not be torn down in my heart. I do have those memories to last the rest of my life and to pass on to my loved ones who can share them through the generations. Pretty soon there will be nothing left of this world except what it use to be in the heart and mind. By then there will be regrets but it will be too late to change anything or go back to living a life that was happiest when it was enveloped in a real world. I guess the old saying, "You can't put country in the city folk, but you can never take country away from the heart of a country girl, is true".