Writing Me: Where I’m From {Liberty}

I am from where the creek runs through town, from Tang and fresh-caught dungeness crab.

I am from the blueberry inn, the rock wall with the rope swing, cedar lined closets, and the best seat in town on the 4th of July.

I am from the summer salmonberries and skunk cabbage, the limpets and goeducks.

I am from lazy Sundays and scenic drives, from perseverance’s stairs and the Causeway and polishing rocks.

I am from taking on too much, walking barefoot and microwave breadboxes.

From bears in the outhouse and shark-free seas.

I am from hell and damnation catholic school days, potluck Methodist nights and learning to dress for neither.

I’m from a small fishing village on a green isle, plank salmon and cheesy potatoes.

From the bikini briefs bear chasing, the devils club patch, and the day trips of Dad’s sailboat, from photographers and naturalists.

I am from old black trunks, slide reels, and sweet moss-covered boardwalks. I am grateful for this home harbor I call home.
Liberty MontanoKnitter. Soaper. Indie Dyer. Yogini. Photographer. Champion of Simple. Slayer of Good Grammer. Maestro of the ‘Mom’ voice.

Read more by Liberty at Digging on Purpose


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4 responses to “Writing Me: Where I’m From {Liberty}

  1. Gorgeous. I love this exercise- so very much.

  2. So beautiful, Liberty! I’m glad to meet you. You are a beautiful, descriptive writer. {So where are these shark-free seas you speak of? Always wanted to swim in the ocean, but I am terrified of sharks, so I only go in knee deep when we visit the coast.}

  3. I just discovered this beautiful site and would love to be a part of it… where do you suggest I start? I’d love to link up one of my recent pieces from my own blog A Mother Seeking… I see this Link “Party” is the “Where I’m From” prompt… Are there additional prompts?

    ~ Meredith From A Mother Seeking Come find me on my blog, A Mother Seeking…

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