By Kristine Goertzen
The Five Senses
Growing up in a valley with lots of trees, I have never really played on the open prairie. Going out there and sitting in the quiet, I could almost picture myself as a child playing out there in an environment I never really had. I was always surrounded by towering trees, and so as I sat out there, I could sense the openness around me. I could feel the wind and hear it moving through the grass. The sense of being free was something different, and I enjoyed that greatly.
Now vs. Then
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