City Mouse, Country Mouse
Sunday, May 13, 2012
Every time I read the "City Mouse, Country Mouse" fable, I can relate to both mouse characters. I love the vibrancy of the city, its diversity, energy and immense resources. I also love the country, with its wide open spaces, quiet simplicity, and greater connection to nature and earth. It's hard to choose.
Luckily, this weekend we didn't have to. We spent the first half of the glorious weekend on a day-long city adventure complete with carousel rides, scooting along the Greenway, and dinner on the waterfront, and we spent the second half of the weekend at a lovely, off-the-beaten-path working farm not too far from the city, where we spent time with cows, and lambs, and chickens -- and even helped the farmers to plant their spring potatoes.
I am equally content on buses and tractors, as city mouse and country mouse, and feel fortunate that a bright, warm spring weekend could include both special spots.