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  • What moves you?

       September 09, 2007

    Madison's most famous blogger, Ann Althouse, is teaching in New York this year. I enjoy looking at her pictures of the city, but they don't move me. I don't feel an emotional connection to any city scenes. Show me a picture of the ocean, on the other hand, and I get it. I'm curious which of the scenes below most moves you?

    What image moves you?
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    I'm torn between the prairie and the ocean. The prairie feels like home and lets me imagine I'm the first person to set eyes on it. The ocean beach, and that photo in particular, is the epitome of relaxation. You lose yourself in the infiniteness of it all.

    They are all beautiful pictures, but I'm sure one speaks to you louder than the others. Do you know why?

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    #  September 10th, 2007 9:31 AM      KVBigSis
    The City one, because it's taken from the top of the Empire State Building, and I have practically the same picture, and I LOVE New York City.

    I like the prairie photo - it reminds me of Little House on the Prairie.

    I don't really think the last one is a picture of the ocean - it's a picture of an umbrella. And umbrellas don't move me.  
    #  September 10th, 2007 8:51 PM      Squibbly
    I was torn between the mountains and the desert. I've lived my whole life in one or the other. We are moving to CT in 2 months and am sad to be leaving the high open country and head for the claustrophobic east.  
    #  September 11th, 2007 7:18 AM      BVBigBro
    I'll have to work in CT soon and am not looking forward to the East. Ilike the plains.  
    #  September 11th, 2007 9:08 AM      kris
    I know that I need to live near some body of water, but I have to say that I do kind of like how desolate eastern Colorado is.

    I think people outside of Wisconsin think of it as all pretty dairy farms or pine forests, they have no idea about the scrub lands where we grew up.

    Maybe there's a place in CT unknown to outsiders that'll be wide open enough for you guys.  
    #  September 12th, 2007 12:03 AM      themandownthehall
    I'll cast my vote for the mountains. They remind me of Seattle. I love that city. Absolutely incredible in August. Yeah, yeah, the people who think Pelosi is too conservative live there. Still, they have a great sky line with Rainier there.  
    #  September 12th, 2007 7:03 AM      kris
    I'm shocked by how many votes the prairie has. I thought I, and possibly BV, would be the only people to vote for it.  
    #  September 12th, 2007 7:25 AM      JohnTant
    I grew up in Colorado, so I have to say the mountains do it for me.

    But really...all of them are great as I sit in my office.  
    #  September 12th, 2007 10:36 AM      BVBigBro
    How much of your voting for the prairie is due to your reading about it?  
    #  September 12th, 2007 11:43 AM      kris
    I'm not sure what you mean--you think people are voting for prairie because of my interpretation of the picture?  
    #  September 12th, 2007 11:48 AM      BVBigBro
    No, why did you vote for the prairie?  
    #  September 12th, 2007 11:50 AM      kris
    Because it's what I see when I go outside and because I think that particular color of blue sky only happens in Wisconsin and I love Wisconsin because it's God's country ;-0)  
    #  September 12th, 2007 3:04 PM      cherlynda
    So if you think the prairie only looks like WI why do you think only you and Doug picked it? I picked the city and the prairie cause it reminds me of being a kid on Corey Avenue..and the city because New York does move me. Hope all is well.  
    #  September 12th, 2007 3:21 PM      kris
    Well, I didn't think some people would cheat by answering the poll multiple times.  
    #  September 12th, 2007 3:50 PM      cherlynda
    But both things moved me..its not doesnt say you can only answer once.I bet lots of people answered more then once. well maybe not lots..but some.  



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