the little red barn

“One place understood helps us understand all places better” — Eudora Welty

In Southern Maryland, we pulled over in the lane reserved for the horse and buggy driven by the Amish family so I could take this picture. I’m usually drawn to old dilapidated barns, ones with peeling paint and sagging roofs. But this shiny new red barn, set against a sea of green grass, beckoned.

Every day I fall more in love with where I am right now.