I had a great time. While I was there I took my camera and took pictures. I walked around the old homestead. It's amazing the amount of things that get thrown out in yards to rust away. I am posting a picture of three wash basins in a row along a fence line.
It made me think about the things we abandon. Especially the things we abandon in our Self. I can't say abandoning some things is a bad thing. I've abandoned prejudging people. That's a good form of abandonment. But I've also abandoned my ability to sing on key and to read music. Why? Why did I abandon two things that made me so happy as a child and a teen? Practically speaking, I abandoned them because I didn't have time for them. But sometimes I wonder if I abandoned it when I felt my beliefs pulling away from the religion that I grew up with. I sang in church as part of the choir. Is it part of me abandoning the religion of my youth or was a time constraint that made me leave it?
I don't know. There are other things good and bad that have been abandoned by all of us. I guess this is my season to wonder about some of the things I've let go of. Or is someone else doing the same thing?