In the barn.
And because she was so intent, so earnest in her plans and hopes, I decided to begin recording those ideas and plans. We started a Candle Light journal. Candle Light is Maria's name for our nights and days in the barn, for the sketches we make, and the garden we harvest, for the things we are learning and studying. We make lists, we draw, we chronicle weather changes, and guidelines for our visions.
Once, over summer, there was a gas leak in the neighborhood. We were advised to evacuate our home, so we trekked out to the barn, waiting out the trouble with some books and cool water.
It's everything. Life. Making dreams a reality. Our dreams. Play is such an amazing gift.