They say you should never be too far from the hospital, from the library, from a bus stop. They ask how one can survive without a coffee shop within walking distance, without the deliver-to-your-door take-away food shops. They tell you that it’s impossible to live without wifi, without a phone signal, without television, piped water and electricity.
I ponder all these negatives, wonder who all these ‘they’s are, as I haul fresh water from my stream, collect dry wood from my coppiced wood, forage for seasonal berries and nuts, for healing herbs.
And I think “they” may be wrong.
Written for Rochelle Wisoff-Fields’ weekly 100 words take-away writing challenge. Taste it here.