A Children’s Perspective ...
By Mollie Flaherty
People from all over the world flock to our majestic snow-capped mountains every year to ski, hike, explore, and take part in the Teton lifestyle. While most of us are “implants,” as my Jackson-native boyfriend likes to say, we were drawn inland from the coasts—often chasing snow. Soon after, our ski bum existence segued into a summer river guide position, which then amounted to “staying put forever.” Days turned into months, months into years, until eventually we had a family of our own.
So what about our kids? Do we ever pause to ask them why they like the mountain life? This past summer, Teton Family Magazine reached out to local children. We recruited kids at festivals, family events, and the playground, asking them what they love about life in our small mountain towns. This beautiful artwork depicts their responses ranging from “the wildflowers,” to “skiing at Jackson Hole,” to “dancing at Music on Main in Victor.”
Every once in a while it’s important for us to reflect—through a child’s eyes—on the beautiful place we call home. After all, it was our inner child who originally led us here to play. -MF