We Come and We Go

“We come and we go, but the land is always here. And the people who love it and understand it are the people who own it – for a little while.”

— Willa Cather, O Pioneers!

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Today’s “words to live by” that I would like to share with you come from one of my favorite authors, Willa Cather. The woman I worked for this summer, Sarah Aubrey introduced me to Willa Cather’s books and I absolutely love them!! O Pioneers! is the story of a woman who has a passionate love for the land. While reading it, I kept making connections to this character and her love of the land. People do come and go, but the land is constant and beautiful. The land is the only thing worth working, fighting, and dying for because it is the only that lasts. For those of us that have this love of the land we have the opportunity to call it our own. It is a beautiful legacy that we leave behind when it’s our time to go.

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