He wants to live near the mountains. He's a mountain-bred boy, and he wants to stay near them.
I want the ocean. The whole thing. In my front yard.
So, I say, how about California?
Too many people, he says.
No interest, he says. What about Colorado?
I think, Even further from the ocean? I don't know...
How about Washington or Oregon? I say, hoping he'll like these options.
Those could work, he says.
And I am ecstatic. Rain + ocean + somewhere new? Glorious.
I think too much about the future.
Photos from the family reunion.