My friend Eunice had a grand time laughing at me as I snapped photos of farms, tractors and corn fields on my visit home this past summer. I'm sure she thought I had lost my mind photographing things I grew up looking at all the time. Fortunately for me, those photos came in handy for this week's Prompt Me! Wednesday post.
I was surprised to find out Seal's video had spoken to me on a deeper level than I was aware of at first. On the surface, I was attracted to the road shots. The haystacks reminded me of my upbringing. As I've traveled home over the years, I've had so many road trips where all you see for miles are stacks and stacks of hay. I was all set to do a quick post based on this surface observation. Here's some shots of farms I took.
I thought surely there must be more to this video than that. Perhaps something in the lyrics would resonate with me. I immediately recalled my favorite lines: I belong to you, And you belong to me. While the song speaks of a very intimate relationship between people, it occured to me that the same intimacy can come from a city, a hometown. An epiphany was born! I belong to Charles City, and Charles City belongs to me. The reason I never understood that is I spent most of my life keeping that a secret. I kept this in such strict confidence, that I didn't even tell myself. Well, no more.
To find out what prompted this post, check out Prompt Me! Wednesday at Jillsy Girl Studio.
PS - Technically that barn photo may be from Minnesota. I can't remember for sure. And the tractor is between Rockwell and Charles City. Still, they're good representations of the area I grew up in.