I’ve always been intrigued by the stories of the pioneers who journey across the plains, deserts and mountains, because they had a dream of owning their own land a place they could call their own and maybe even Freedom from their past or places they had lived.
Yet, as you look at history and the paths taken by these adventures. There are so many stories, legends, dairies and ghost towns left behind from the old west.
Many times these brave souls would leave their prize possessions on the trail in the realization that their own survival depended on the letting go of material things of this world.
I’ve visited many of these ghost towns. Bodie ghost town in California is the most mysterious. http://www.ghosttowns.com/states/ca/bodie.html The town’s people up and left this mining town leaving many of their belongings. No one knows for certain why, but the effect is quite eye-opening to visitors looking into a classroom window and seeing books on the desk and writings on the chalkboard as if they were expecting to come back that day. Spooky!
How many times do we chase a dream only to be disillusioned in the course. There are many questions I would like to ask of the people who once lived in Bodie.
Are our lives any different from these pioneers? Are there not advertisements saying, “Go West!” even today?
In the glass covered photos below, there is a note:
“Can you identify any of these photos?”
What do you think?