Oftentimes, I wonder what it would be like to live as the Amish do. Could I go without TV and the internet? Could I give up my hair dryer and my curling iron? Interestingly enough, I think I could.
I’ve never been about TV. I’d much rather read a book.
The internet would be a little tougher to give up with my job as a writer, but without that line of work, I think I’d be okay.
As for the hair dryer and the curling iron, I guess knowing I could pin up my hair and cover it with a kapp would help.
But there’s one thing I’m not sure I could give up, and that’s my photographs of my loved ones. Looking at pictures from my children’s early childhood years and their various special events brings me joy. In fact, if my house was burning down and I knew everyone was safe, the one thing I’d consider going back for would be my photo albums. For me, my pictures are as much about reliving special moments as preserving a bit of history for my children and the generations that will follow. So many times, I’ve wished I could see pictures of my grandparents when they were growing up. I can imagine, sure, but to see the way they looked would be priceless.
So how about you? If you were to live as the Amish do, what would be easy to give up and what would be hard? Could you do it?
Laura is a former Agatha nominee and the recipient of an RT Reviewer’s Choice Award in romance. In her free time, Laura enjoys making memories with her family, traveling, baking, and visiting the sea lions at the Central Park Zoo. For more information and all the latest book news, visit her website at www.laurabradford.com.