About two weekends ago, I visited the village where I grew up. And this guy (the donkey in the photo above) was there.
Nostalgia took over, and I felt like I wanted to move back there.
The ackee tree I used to climb was still there. I am very feminine, but I'll find my way up a tree by way of a ladder... Sometimes☺ When I find the guts, or in need of adventure!
The coconut trees, banana trees, rivers, streams, jack fruit trees... It is one lush place.
Another thing that really made me feel a longing is the lifestyle of the people. It's a very rural area, and the residents still live a very rustic and laid back lifestyle. Seeing the chickens in the yard, water coming from different places in the hills, and all the lush land made me just want to go right back to my childhood days.
I am now living very close to the heart of the town area. So it's very different here. But, I make sure to keep my lifestyle simplified enough to not miss out on the best parts of life- the simple things☺
Do you still live in your childhood village or town? Or, do you feel nostalgic when you visit like me?Summer
P.S. By now you should know that I am living in Jamaica, and this is the beginning of a new column- Coconut Diaries. Thanks again to all my friends who followed along with the Island Mystery series.