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Old 03-24-2016, 08:04 PM   #1
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A Leap of Faith...

Itís taken me almost 15 months to finish Michael Pollanís non-fiction book, A Place of My Own but Iíve been busy. The book is about his undertaking the construction of a reading hut in the rear of his property. While I didnít have a hand in the making of our Airstream, I could relate to Pollan's journey; all new owners must read, study, and implement their newly acquired knowledge to make their home on wheels work for them. I notice quite a few new Airstream owners chiming in on their newfound dream machine and so Pollanís closing remarks are for them, along with the many prospective owners to be:

ďĎFirst we shape our buildings,í Winston Churchill famously remarked, Ďand thereafter our buildings shape us.'

So this was the house for the self that stood a little apart and at an angle, the self that thought a good place to spend the day was between two walls of books in front of a big window overlooking life. The part of me that was willing to wager something worthwhile could come of being alone in the woods with oneís thoughts, in a place of oneís own, of oneís own making. As for the story that this house hinted at, the first part of it you know already, the part about its making; the next wouldnít begin until tomorrow, on move-in day, a morning that from here held the bright promise of all beginnings, of departure, of once upon a time.Ē

Time to get started.
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Old 03-25-2016, 04:46 AM   #2
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Beautiful.

I love.... "First we shape our buildings, and thereafter our buildings shape us".

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Amazing photos as well!
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Wonderful post. I have enjoyed Michael Pollan's writing, but have not read the quoted book as of yet. Thank you for sharing.
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Another Tundra pulling what appears to be a 30'-
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As my new journey in life awaits me (I am permanently moving into my AS) I will be sure to read his book. Thank you.

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