Montana n: A state of the northwest United States bordering on Canada. Admitted as the 41st state in 1889. The fourth largest state in the union, it includes vast prairies and numerous majestic mountain ranges.
Syn: Treasure State, Big Sky Country, Last Best Place.
Jones n: slang. An addiction or very deep craving.
Saturday, November 03, 2007
- I just want to get away from all this. All these things I have here in my home. I want to go somewhere else to find myself. I think this place and all these things have sort of gotten in the way of the real me. I want to find out what kind of person I really am.
- That's cool. Nothing wrong with that. But I already know what you will find.
- Well, not exactly. But I have a good idea. And the interesting thing is that you already know too. You just don't know that you know.
- So what am I going to find when I go to find myself?
- All the things you bring with you.
- Okay, this is what happened to me when I moved to Montana. I figured that going to the far side of the horizon would be a good way to re-create the true me. I could get away from some bad influences and make some good habits and things like that. And that worked, sort of. But when you go somewhere you take a lot of yourself with you. All your likes and dislikes, skills and wisdom and dreams and aspirations and so on. They stick with you. You can leave some things behind, but in the end you are going to find much of the same person in the new place as you were in the old place. And these things in you that survive the move, well, that is who you really are. You will recognize these things after you move because they have been a part of you all along.
There is more Jones in the archives: February 2005 March 2005 April 2005 May 2005 June 2005 July 2005 August 2005 September 2005 October 2005 November 2005 December 2005 January 2006 February 2006 March 2006 April 2006 May 2006 June 2006 July 2006 August 2006 September 2006 October 2006 November 2006 December 2006 January 2007 February 2007 March 2007 April 2007 May 2007 June 2007 July 2007 August 2007 September 2007 October 2007 November 2007 December 2007 January 2008 February 2008 March 2008 April 2008 May 2008 June 2008 July 2008 August 2008 September 2008 October 2008 November 2008 December 2008 January 2009 February 2009 March 2009 April 2009 May 2009 June 2009 December 2009 January 2010 May 2014