What’s Your Utopia?

When you sit back and close your eyes and imagine yourself in a peaceful, relaxing place, where are you?  A hammock between two palm trees on a deserted island?  A chair under a giant umbrella on a beach?  A raft and a drink in a pool?

And what do you do there?  Read?  Get a suntan?  Take a nap?  Daydream?

Here’s mine.  Well, first a little background.  Born and raised in the midwest, I have always enjoyed four distinct seasons.  When I lived in Florida for 8 months a year for three years, I really missed the seasons, especially fall.  I came home for five weeks at Christmas, so I always got just the right amount of winter, but my heart always ached in October and November.

So my utopia is a park in the fall.  The park is surrounded by maple trees and oak trees and birch trees, and all kinds of other trees, all of whose leaves are turning brilliant colors: red and yellow and orange.  The grass is still lush and green, and the leaves have only just begun to fall, so there are a few scattered around, but not enough that the trees are anywhere near bare yet.  Under one of these trees, I have a cushioned reclining lawn chair and a lapdesk for my laptop.  I write.  I might also read.  And then I write some more.

I’d love to hear about yours…

11 comments for “What’s Your Utopia?

  1. September 9, 2014 at 10:16 pm

    Right at the moment in this heat, a cabin in Alaska sitting in front of a fire reading a book. We have a cabin in the mountains in NC and the fireplace is my favorite thing about it, but we seldom have the time off to visit. It’s what we do in Fall. It’s on the Blue Ridge Parkway just outside Waynesville near Asheville. The colors are spectacular. Mostly, though, I see them in pictures hanging on my walls. 🙁

    • September 9, 2014 at 10:34 pm

      Precisely why I didn’t stick around Florida for very long ;-). I would love to have a cabin someday – a home away from home. Thanks for sharing!!

  2. September 9, 2014 at 9:31 pm

    I am SO on the beach with a pina colada. In the Caribbean. In January. It’s cold up here in Canada!

    • September 9, 2014 at 9:39 pm

      Nice!! The Caribbean is a great choice; it’s cold here in the Northern Mid-western US in January too! And what you’re doing there is writing more “Scenes” I hope! Hehe… 🙂

  3. September 9, 2014 at 6:59 pm

    My Utopia is right here with my music.

    • September 9, 2014 at 7:56 pm

      Very cool! I love music as well. Thanks for reading and commenting!

      • September 10, 2014 at 9:44 am

        My pleasure.

  4. September 9, 2014 at 5:54 pm

    Sounds perfect! My chaise is right beside you.

    • September 9, 2014 at 7:55 pm

      Awesome! And I imagine you are writing as well..? Probably more of your beautiful poetry :-).

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