My Cabin: Snowy Haven in the Woods
A cabin helps raise a boy
Story and photos by Jonathan Erickson, Cabin Life reader
Cabin location: Lake Five, Mich.
Published: October 7, 2011
|There is always that one setting in every human’s life that plays a unique, defining and formative role. A place defined not only by physical location but also by an emotional connection. My cabin in the woods is just that.|
Boys in the early stages of life are filled with vigor, with the attention span of a chipmunk and a need for danger. As a child, I spent my weekends climbing trees in the woods and taking frequent fishing trips in the paddleboat with a squeaky chain.
As I became older, I graduated to riding four-wheelers and strumming my guitar on the front porch.
Winter was my favorite – the snow was always deep! At the end of the season it was always difficult to watch as the snow melted away. This may seem odd, but I always managed to become emotionally attached to the snow piles.
I can only hope to one day share the same place with my family. The significance of a place such as this has become apparent to me as I begin the next stage of life.
Our castle in the woods will never be forgotten; to anyone else it is a place, but to me it was and is the whole world.