Well, we arrived home from Oregon a couple of days ago. What a beautiful state that is! When I was a child, my family used to spend summers there - not to play, but to pick green beans. Regardless, we loved it, and those summers remain a focal point in my childhood memories.
Thanks to those memories, I decided we had to include Oregon in our search for a new home. Lucky for us, my sweet cousin Donna lives in the very area we planned to visit, and offered us a room in her beautiful, homey home. It was wonderful, being able to visit with Donna and her husband Robert - and Donna's niece, Ellie, who happened to be visiting at the same time.
Some places are just too perfect - we (meaning my husband and I) shouldn't even dream about settling down in places like that. We discovered that real estate in Oregon is a bit beyond our pocketbook. But that's okay...I still got to go back - as I've wanted to do for decades - and visit the land of my childhood dreams. Those words are not spoken lightly, as many of my dreams are "set" in Oregon.
Why is that, do you think? Are your dreams most often based around a certain familiar setting? Have you any idea why? Readers, who knows something about dreams? Do we visit certain places in our sleep because we were happy and secure in that place, or is it just happenstance? Does it work the other way, as well? Do we return unconsciously to places that were NOT happy and secure for us? Why?
Come on, folks...let's discuss!