Friday, December 2, 2016
Remembering the Desert
Moving from Mesa, Arizona to Provo, Utah seems to be a major counter-cultural event. Most of the people here in the frozen north dream about retiring to a warm climate. We moved in exactly the opposite direction. As I look out my window on a hillside covered with snow, I am reminded that Mesa is likely to be warm and sunny today. But we didn't retire per se. We don't mind the cold and snow. The weather along the Wasatch Front is more interesting and variable than Mesa and that alone is a good reason to be here. There are trade-offs in any change, but even though we are repeatedly asked why we would move north, the reasons are abundantly clear now that we have been here for a while.