It’s Kinda Like Paradise

I never understood Margaret Mitchell’s passion for Georgia until just recently. On my way to my car after work one day, I stopped. There was no sound except the of chirping birds.

All around me was lush foliage, vibrant Azaleas, and majestic trees robed with Spanish Moss.

I’ve lived in Georgia all my life. “Born and raised,” as we say.

I don’t know how I failed to notice the natural beauty of my home state. 20 odd years and I was all but indifferent to my surroundings.

In that exact moment, sometime last week, did I finally realize what I have here.

It’s breath-taking.

And humbling.


It’s kinda like paradise.


19 thoughts on “It’s Kinda Like Paradise

  1. I agree. True paradise would have no humidity. That’s how I figure I’ll differentiate Heaven from Georgia. If my head frizzes up, it’s Georgia 😛 but Savannah is a gorgeous city


  2. controversialchristian1 says:

    Don’t know a great deal about Georgia, but it sounds nice. There is a Georgia in Europe, where Stalin came from but I guess you’re not talking about there are you?!

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  3. controversialchristian1 says:

    One or two, yeah. But most people my neck of the woods wouldn’t know a great deal more. The only place I continually hear bad things about in the USA is Alabama.

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  4. I’ve always loved Georgia and the beauty it serves up to the ones who take the time to enjoy it. Great Post, Rae. Keep on writing, and don’t forget to stop by for a visit. ☺ Blessings.

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  5. theancients says:

    You chose to be still…. 🙂
    It’s amazing the discoveries to be made of things that’s always there but never really noticed.


  6. controversialchristian1 says:

    I think that most Brits would know more superficially about America, than most Americans would know more superficially about Britain. I suspect this is because Americans tend to be more insular whereas Brits have always been looking outwards for a long time. Small country y’see…

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  7. I’ve only been to Atlanta once, and I loved it. My visit was over 20 years ago, and I just dated myself. I know it has really changed since then. There was something very homey and touching about it. It was one of the best places I visited at that time besides Jamaica…lol


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