To The Wilds of Ohio

Well, it’s the wilds to me; I’m a city gal, born and bred.  I enjoy staying in the country with almost unbroken vistas of corn and wheat fields, blue skies, and fresh air except when the fragrant aroma of cow manure blows my way.  I’m told pig and skunk is even worse.  I’ll take their word for it.

As I drag out the suitcase, this song always pops into my head.  The words are bittersweet and nothing to do with me, but my mind playing it.  I suppose the line “I’m leaving on jet plane.  I don’t know when I’ll be back again” offers the fantasy of what it would be like to have the freedom not to return.

I wonder what the Power Ball lottery jackpot is now.


4 thoughts on “To The Wilds of Ohio

  1. Oh yes, pig and skunk are DEFINITELY worse than cow dung! I worked on a dairy farm for a few months in my early 20s and I got quite used to the smell of cow poop, it really didn’t bother me. The thing I didn’t like was that we had to use the milk that we had just got from said cows that morning for our cereal…and it was still warm and tasted a bit like manure. eesh! But I was pretty happy overall (for several reasons) to be on the dairy farm. Apparently I had narrowly escaped being placed on a pig farm. The smell could lift paint off a car….And it was an industrial pig farm. I went to visit twice and thought I’d pass out from the smell. As for skunks, they run rampant in this part of town as I’m close to a big park by the river (there is lots of wildlife even if I’m only 10 mins from downtown). And the tell-tale whiff of a skunk will have me running around the whole house closing windows or turning off the AC (god forbid the skunk smell gets pumped right into my house through the AC vents.)

    Enjoy your trip Judiang 🙂

  2. I can’t remember the last time I was in the wilderness, unless you count New York City’s Central Park! How are you holding up?

    • My friend exclaimed, “it’s not wilderness!” Well it’s treesy. 😉

      I’m in a coffee house with wifi at the mo. Bliss. Staving off the breakdown one more day. 😉

  3. Apart from the lack of Wifi, Judi’s holding up well. I took her to a bicycle museum and then a coffeehouse with lunch & wifi, so she’s pretty happy. 🙂

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