Postcard From a Different Era
This scene really stole my heart last week when we visited Gold Days in Coloma. A woman's tent in a prospector's camp, circa 1849. A quilt. A sunhat. A canvas roof. A knitting bag. Who could ask for anything more? asks the woman from a family home in a suburban neighborhood, circa 2009.
She probably wanted a lot more. A permanent home, preferably with a solid wood floor. A stocked pantry. A garden. A larger bed and a good man to share it. A less cumbersome dress. A decent wage. A say.
I reel in a world of abundance, craving simplicity. This woman knew simplicity well, and likely craved more. Yet give us two women from two different worlds an afternoon together, I imagine we'd hike down to the edge of the river, spread a blanket and sit down to knit, and probably find a world in common.
Posted by Molly at 8:08 AM