i feel like my daily life is simple and peaceful. yet when we are at the cottage, the peace is different. the smiles are easier. the food is tastier. always fresh corn on the cob. i can sit and read without my mind getting crowded with lists of other things i should be doing. sitting at the lake and drinking in the view. late night junk food snacks. enjoying just being alone with tom. drive-in movies. and, i can't deny bringing a bag of studio work. but it's just for a rainy day. quiet evenings. crickets and the smell of a bonfire. wind rustling the leaves. and the whir of a fan. it's a cottage sort of peace.