Thoughts On the Potency of Down East Roots

 

Excerpt from State O' Maine, 1964, 

by Louise Dickinson Rich

 

Mainiacs away from Maine are truly displaced persons, only half alive, only half aware of their immediate surroundings. Their inner attention is always preoccupied and pre-empted by the tiny pinpoint on the face of the globe called Down East. They try to live not in such a manner that they will eventually be welcomed into Paradise, but only so that someday they can go home to Maine.