Where Worlds Collide

It's not Cynosure, but.... that's a good thing, I think. Here is where I exist, created by my characters and creating the stories they live in.

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Cold winds

Outside, the wind is blowing so hard I can feel it passing through the walls and gnawing at my feet. Sometimes I swear we live in a wind tunnel. We may, given that we live on a north-south road, on a hill in the Heldebergs. Simply put, the strip of road that is cleared for the trees funnels all the wind here, and it pours down from the peak with a vengeance.

I also live in a beautiful area however. For the inconvenience of a half-hour drive, I'm near enough to our state capitol, I can walk to a lovely reservoir and enjoy cheery sunrises and sunsets over the water, and for a little less driving, there are several wildlife preserves nearby.

It really is a nice place all in all. Which of course, doesn't explain why I would like to leave it. Though I do. Mostly I dream of traveling; other times, I would love to move to the UK, maybe live near Solihul or just outside Wolverhampton; and if not those, I think I'd like to take up the family home out by Syracuse, where I can enjoy fifteen acres of land with fruit trees and memories yet still be able to comfortably ride a bike to the nearest Barnes & Noble.

I really don't know what my actual plans are, except that I want something different. And how this ties in with me posting here today after so very long, is that here as well, I want something different. No,I need something different, but I don't know what yet. So, I'll keep this place on the back burner until I know more, and I will ponder and consider what it might be.


Nadja Notariani said...

Hello, Kymele - (I'd like a return comment with proper pronounciation...I want to 'think' it correctly when I visit or read your comments...ha!)
Thanks so much for stopping by my blog, it's great to meet you. Reading your last few posts has been quite enjoyable! What genre are you writing in currently?

Anonymous said...

That's a beautiful picture. I'm close to water and I find it peaceful and inspiring. But at times I also want something different.

Kymele Des A Lo'ra said...

Hi, Nadja. Thank you for visiting. I try to pronouncing things as I read them as well. I think it's part of being writers. We immerse ourselves so deeply into our worlds and characters that we see words written by others and try to become part of those worlds too. As or genre... Lately I've been mostly working on blogs it seems over at my Wordpress pages A Garden of Delights and Many Words From Many Minds. But when I can work on Fiction, it's still Science Fantasy and poetry.

It was great to stop by you blog as well. I'm find that blogging has introduced me to some of the more wonderful people. You are one of them.

Kymele Des A Lo'ra said...

Hi, Medeia.

Thanks for commenting on the picture. It's of the local reservoir, Basic Creek, just two miles from my home. I'm not sure what I would do in a place that didn't have water nearby. ;-)

But there is that lure of the exotic sometimes... things we've never seen before.

Shah Wharton said...

Hi, thanks for stopping by my blog and nominating me for the Versatile Blogger award. I was looking for the post to pick it up from? I studied, lived and worked in Wolverhampton for a number of years. I was raised in the West Mids and lived all over it: Birmingham, Lichfield, Walsall, Sutton Coldfield, Rushall, Pelsall, Bloxwich... I have family from Telford, Dudley, Walsall, West Bromwich. The Black Country is steeped in history. Love this picture - Hope you find where/what you're looking for :) X

Kymele Des A Lo'ra said...

Oh, Shah... I am SO sorry about the confusion here. When I posted on your page (and believe me, you deserve the Versatile Blogger FAR more than I do), I used my blogger ID without thinking. Been tired sick and icky and posted the wrong thing. It's on my Many Worlds Wordpress blog. I'll send you the info via Facebook or on your blog direct.

Wonderful to hear that you were from the Midlands. I fell in love with the place when we were there. If the work situation (and I could get my husband to deal with our TSA long enough to get on an airplane) weren't an issue, we'd be back in Solihul by the end of the week.

Of course, if you'd like to share stories.... *looks hopeful*