Transformation carries with it the creeping awareness of the infinite possibility of change, the infinite likelihood of change.
Though he wrote these words to describe Franklin, Tennessee, in the years following the Civil War, they could easily describe what is going on in Leipers Fork, barely a wide space in the road outside of Franklin.
Coming into town, maybe more appropriately called a village, these cars sit along side the road, perhaps a reminder to slow down so you don’t miss it. Leiper’s Fork was crowded the day we went for lunch. Commenting on the busyness in such a small place, I was told it was likely because of the article in the August issue of Country Living. You might want to check it out.
Part of the rebirth of Leiper’s Fork is due a New York fella who wanted a life change and was charmed by the area. He’s now a smiling face welcoming folks to Joe Natural’s where you can have a bite to eat and/or relax in the front porch rocking chairs.
At the David Arms Gallery, I couldn’t resist this painting as it has part of one of my favorite verses for meditation: Be still and know that I am God. It will serve as a reminder when I am having a hard time being still.
What is very cool about the businesses that are opening here is that they are all in old buildings making them feel as though they’ve been in existence for a very long time. As Leiper’s Fork continues to experience revitalization, it will be interesting to see how newcomers are accommodated.
All around Leiper’s Fork are picturesque barns and horse farms. As I stopped to snap one, here came a horse from the stable trotting right up to say hello. Such is the delight of country living, and it looks like folks in Leiper’s Fork have figured it out. Next time you are in the Nashville area, you won’t want to miss exploring this village, but don’t blink because you just might miss it!