|The reading room|
I had the occasion to head north last weekend. I needed a place to crash so I headed to the family cabin in Bigfork, MN. Its a simple place and made for summer. I had put it to bed earlier this fall by turning off the power, draining the pipes and otherwise shutting it down. That said, there I was no water, no bathroom etc.
That means a trip to the infamous Outhouse! A visit that in a nice brisk winter morning is sure to "wake you up". However sitting there, coffee in hand, listening to the wind in the trees, I have to admit it waxed nostalgic. It made me think of the times early in my childhood when we would go to this cabin over holidays. There would be tons of us. How we all fit in there I have no idea. It was total chaos, the Outhouse was always the bathroom that you were most likely going to end up at because somebody else would be using the "real" bathroom.
Those times have changed. People have died, people have moved and yet there I was in the Outhouse, thinking of them all while I unburdened myself of other things............