What does home mean? One of my favorite authors, Scott Russell Sanders, describes what it means to be rooted in a place, in love with your home, when he writes that “in belonging to a landscape, one feels a rightness, at homeness, a knitting of the self and world.”
The landscape for me is Helena. Despite growing up on the plains of Shelby, Helena, with its terrible street lights, manageable mountains, and great little downtown, has become my home, and this landscape—this place—will remain my home no matter where the future leads me.
But I love Butte. I love that this small city in Montana which has had far more than it’s share of booms and busts, still believes in itself so much. I love that it puts on festivals all summer, that it manages to preserve its history while carving out a future for itself, and that the people there seem to have such an outsized love for their little city on the hill.
And that’s why I’m supporting a short film produced in Butte by the people of Butte to celebrate the town’s history and draw businesses into to brighten its future.It’s a great looking project.
Go check out the video and make a contribution today.