As part of her Southern Reading Challenge, Maggie is holding a “name your homeplace” contest, with the book Mudbound as the prize. I thought the book sounded really good, and I’ve always loved the idea of naming the place where we live.
B and I live in a very small condominium in a city east of Seattle, Washington. We bought our condo because it is a quiet and green haven in the middle of a city that is quickly growing out of control. We have a greenbelt behind and to the side of our unit, so we are tucked away from the noise of traffic and other irritations of city life, shaded by the trees, with lots of birds and critters as neighbors. We wouldn’t be living in this huge metropolitan area if we didn’t have our Green Haven to help us keep perspective on what’s really important in life.