“If you could live anywhere, where would you live?” Allison asked.
Jordan thought for a moment. “I’d live on the Hubble Telescope.”
“You can’t live there. There’s no air or place to sleep.”
“It’s a hypothetical question, right?” Jordan said. “So any answer is allowed.”
“Fine, why would you want to live there?” Allison asked.
“Who wouldn’t want to live there? You could turn away from the Earth with all its ugly problems and gaze out forever onto the vast expanse of the universe. Instead of worrying about war and poverty and finding the right person to marry, I could look out forever on God’s grand creation and fill my soul with beauty.”
“Wouldn’t you be lonely?”
“You could visit sometimes, if you want. So, where would you live?”
Allison shrugged. “I don’t know now. I was going to say the tree house.”
(So…if you could live anywhere, where would you live?)
August 8th, 2012 at 1:18 am
Up on an oceanside cliff. Just seems the perfect writing venue. As long as I don’t fall off. 🙂
August 8th, 2012 at 1:33 am
Sounds wonderful. I’d want a place like that with power but no Internet…but a place nearby to get Internet if I wanted it.
August 8th, 2012 at 1:36 am
Yes, one should always have access to the Internet, no matter how remote one’s home. And chocolate. One should always have access to chocolate…
August 8th, 2012 at 1:28 am
I would live on a hospitable planet somewhere. Somewhere away from pain, hurt, bitchiness, disabilities, as long as I have my children and they can get back to see their friends and mother on occasion
August 8th, 2012 at 1:32 am
I think an teleporter is in order for that. Although, one that only you control, or you’ll be getting salesmen popping in all the time. 🙂
August 8th, 2012 at 1:33 am
I suppose switching the teleporter off half way through would work 😉
August 8th, 2012 at 1:32 am
Now that you mention it, I like Jordan’s idea.
August 8th, 2012 at 5:06 am
I had to ask my children this question after I read your post to them, since I couldn’t think of anything for myself right off the top of my head. My oldest daughter said: “I would live in my space traveling RV because I could actually visit scientific anomalies in space.” My middle daughter said: “I would live in Alaska because I love cooler weather and snow things to do.” The youngest, my son, said, “I would totally live in space. Can you imagine how cool that would be to get to explore planets and galaxies up close?”
And then I had my own answer: I would live anywhere that my children are. They are so friggin’ cool.
As long as I could eat bacon and have manchego cheese.
This was a fun post. Well done.
August 8th, 2012 at 6:34 am
Yeah, they really do sound like cool kids. I would totally love to live in space, but since I’m from northern Canada, Alaska sounds great too.
August 8th, 2012 at 7:51 am
I would live right where I am-wish I had more land but my great grandpa built this house, my mom was raised here and my kids make the 5th generation. The moment I stepped in it after many years, I knew I was “home”.beebeesworld
August 8th, 2012 at 9:19 am
Sounds good… a lot like a new heaven and new earth. That’s where I’d live!
August 8th, 2012 at 12:21 pm
Well, yeah. That would be perfect 🙂
August 8th, 2012 at 8:55 pm
In an island with a laptop (to write) and a Kindle.
August 8th, 2012 at 10:49 pm
Yes, I could definitely do that too. 🙂 Something rocky with pine trees for me.
August 8th, 2012 at 10:53 pm
Can I just say, I want to live where it is always a
a cloudy day
In fields where the yellow grass grows
(With apologies to Norah Jones.
August 8th, 2012 at 11:38 pm
initially, i wanna live in a lighthouse, being way away from the urban life.. and then jordan’s answer makes me have second thought 😛
August 9th, 2012 at 3:02 am
I’ve always wanted to live in a tree house. I can’t seem to escape my childhood fantasies.
August 9th, 2012 at 4:45 am
I’d love to live in a Swiss Family Robinson style treehouse, or like those awesome ones in Prince of Thieves.
August 9th, 2012 at 4:55 am
Yes. Wouldn’t that be a fantastic view? I’m sure the idea sparked when I read Swiss Family Robinson and saw the movie when I was a young girl.
August 9th, 2012 at 6:09 am
I’d like to live in the ocean, but not have to worry about being eaten. I’d settle for Lake Tahoe or Big Sur 🙂
August 9th, 2012 at 5:32 pm
amazing post David. just loved it. Well, my dream home? I have huge plans for that. 🙂
August 10th, 2012 at 7:35 pm
The Hubble telescope would be such a perfect place to live in. Paling in comparison to that Other Place, of course, but still. 🙂 As for me, no specific place came to mind at first, but now I’m envisioning living in this old abandoned steam train in the countryside. I’d decorate it and hang up pictures of friends and family in every cabin, and I’d have books scattered everywhere. 🙂
August 11th, 2012 at 2:24 am
That’s quite a picturesque sounding idea. I would like that, as long as the train wasn’t rusting through. I could see making certain cars into a bedroom and another into the living room. Then go up on the roof and sit and watch the sun set. 🙂
August 12th, 2012 at 1:34 am
I can’t think of a place but I know the time. THE SIXTIES!!!
August 12th, 2012 at 4:38 pm
Mars! (lets see if u remember why)
September 5th, 2012 at 12:19 am
I live in London. The best city in the world. It would be hard to leave.
September 5th, 2012 at 7:44 am
Yeah, I would love to live in London.
September 6th, 2012 at 2:07 pm
I’d go for the tree house
September 6th, 2012 at 9:03 pm
Yeah, me too, honestly. As long as I could see the stars too.