June 4th, 2013

Return to Amish Land


The past few weeks have been a bit complicated for me, both on a personal and professional level. In times like this, it's necessary to go away and gather myself. So this weekend I'll return to one of the most peaceful places I know - Amish Land in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. I wrote about this area last fall, before most of you subscribed to my blog. So I'll republish the post today and I hope you enjoy it. What else do you want to know about this community? Let me know and I'll try to figure it out over the weekend. Here's the original post:

What can I say about Amish land? Best explained as an entirely different world. This photo of my five year old nephew and our Amish buggy driver, Ben, is symbolic of the differences between the Amish and most Americans. At five years old, my nephew has had an Apple device in his hand since he was a toddler. He's curious about the world and already knows a lot of facts about different countries. And then there's Ben, about sixty years old, who has lived in the Amish community his whole life, never played with an iPad and will never travel outside the United States, or even to a far away state. Completely different lives and destinies, but both smiling and happy.Collapse )