Saturday, March 17, 2012

The House Next Door.

It really was a great house. Fantastic, really. In its day. The day had long since come for it to be taken care of. It's easy to think of it as being in great shape if the last time you'd been there was a few years ago. But you take out the very essence of what makes it a home and all you have left is building materials. The memories are not in the house. It was time to let it go.











It was a beautiful house. But, at the end of the day - it was just a house. The landscape is forever changed. As much as we try to hold on - life was never meant to stay the same. Here's to embracing change.

You can find all the photos from the day here.

5 comments:

MT Foners said...

Very well written Shannon, both of these posts! Thank you!

mom said...

yes the landscape looks very different today..but i look out and can see the barn...that is a first. we missed the noises of dishes being done in the kichen and the back door being open and shut soo after it became vacant..life..is a changing scenario..knowing when to let go..thanks for being here to share the final experience of that part of home

Neisha said...

wow! I bet that was awesome to watch but yet sad

Mj said...

memories of the place ..you are so right...letting go is often necessary in life...

amy b. said...

It wasn't my house or my grandparents house and it holds no memories for me but I still feel sad in a sense. You wrote it well, though, and yes, change is necessary. I'm sure it's not true everywhere but I have read that in some of the worst tornado hit areas people are saying it was actually a good thing... they were forced to change and build new and things are better than ever. Here's to a fresh new landscape!