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Friday, April 15, 2011

Private Space

When you were a kid, did you plaster those signs to your door ‘KEEP OUT’, probably to no avail? Unfortunately those warnings never worked in a large family so finding private space was mucho important. Unearthing those pieces of real estate was challenging but it always made for fascinating discoveries.

Everyone needs a private place to retreat: a space to gather and collect the cascading thoughts that encroach on a typical day. For those who take time to toil in the gardens, one may not need to go any further than the backyard. On occasion, our own created private space may not suffice. Finding a new hidden treasure to awaken our energy and spirit is often needed to bring us back to center.

So if you like traveling the back roads and don’t mind a little muck under the wheels of your buggy, there’s a perfect spot nestled away in the woods of Mason, New Hampshire. Pickity Place is one of those private spaces. Some may already be familiar with the tasty lunch menu and its story of Little Red Riding Hood. And if you go on a weekend when the gardens are in bloom, the cozy cottage, gift shops, greenhouse and grounds may be buzzing with activity. But even when things hum in the background, a bucolic setting like Pickity Place can take away any extra chitter-chatter.

So if you need a private space to recharge the batteries, consider this gem. As Edwin Way Teale reminds us, “Time and space - time to be alone, space to move about - these may well become the great scarcities of tomorrow.”

Don’t wait to discover your private spaces. Remember yesterday’s anonymous quote. “Someday is not a day of the week.” It’s Friday. It’s time to take a road trip and find your private space. Happy travels. Happy gardening! Annie

Images of the not-so-often photographed spaces at Pickity Place by Greg Bilowz

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