i've been missing lately life off the grid; missing the stillness of a little cabin in the woods and the life that revolves around daylight and dust. i miss the quiet of the forest, silent except for the crunching leaves under my feet. i miss waking out there - so far from any human noise - to birds and sunlight. i miss the smell of cut wood and the nighttime visits from lions and bears, terrifying as they may have been at the time. i miss my cabin friends, our delicious feasts, our arts and crafts, our gardening, our guitaring and our laughing. i miss river days. i wouldn't trade my life now for a life i once had, but i know that in my happiest future, there is a cabin in the woods.