Haven from Home

Even when you live in the wilds of Montana, life is life, and life is busy. So what might be one person’s creative haven, could very well be another’s Grand Central Station. To that end, during this time of my Long Ago: Community series, I have sought haven at a little cabin up near the Canadian border. No heat. No running water. No electricity. No cell phone service. Outhouse. Mountain Lion paw prints on the porch upon arrival. Hip high snow. Miles from a neighbor this time of year.

I thought I’d give my readers some visuals. This is what happens when you realize you bet wrong on how much drinking water you needed. Enjoy!

Snow tete a tete

Wok fried snow

Snuggled snow by the wood stove

“There are certainly times when my own everyday life seems to retreat so the life of the story can take me over. That is why a writer often needs space and time, so that he or she can abandon ordinary life and “live” with the characters.”

–Margaret Mahy


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7 Responses to Haven from Home

  1. cindy Pitre

    You never cease to amaze me Laura, quite the character you are and I mean that in the most wonderful way! You dare and dare again…you take care of yourself…. and your needs to be able to be there for others.. sounds simple but really it is a very hard lesson to learn for most women….

  2. cindy Pitre

    And did I mention brave, aren’t you afraid all alone in that caban?

  3. Jan Myhre

    Well, well, well just look at you, little Laura girl! May I assume you are an introvert? I swear on the spirits of all the extroverts who ever walked the earth and still walk it today, “You are a braver girl than I.” Admiration and prayers for a successful retreat time are winging your way! ~Jan

  4. You put the Pioneer Woman to shame! Love your creative recipes for water. Hope you’ll return to civilization with a good massage and a hot soak. <3

  5. Alison

    I am in such awe of you right now. And jealous as hell. That cabin looks so beautiful, and so quiet. I’m preparing for my Met audition, which got moved to February 14, and every week, I drive in and out of NYC to work with coaches, my teacher, the pianist who will play for me, etc. I am sick of people, traffic, driving. I would love to rent a little cabin just like that one when this is all over! Till then, I will live vicariously. Please post again!

  6. DEFINITELY the first wok-fried snow I’ve ever seen. Enjoy. In North Carolina, we’re lucky if we get snow cream once a year!

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