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Updated: 07/03/2013 09:32:04AM

Back in Virginia, life turned simple again

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Tim Smolarick



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Each time I go back home to Virginia, I am overwhelmed with the feeling of simplicity. Back home, there never seems to be anything that can’t be handled with a smile, a comforting hug if the situation is serious or a simple gesture of kindness when your hands are full.

The pace at which the people go about their routines is neither fast nor slow; somehow, it feels like it is methodical, driven with purpose opposed to urgency. I observed detailed planning of just about everything to do with completing a day in their life and participation was not at question, just an expectation.

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