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by Marian West June 21, 2013
The Amish are a simple people. Quiet, dressed in black & bold "rainbow" colors, no buttons, zippers, or snaps. No electricity. No cars. They live off the land. They make their own furniture, marmalades, breads, cheese, clothes, homes… everything; yet they are completely dependent on the Creator to provide. Their speech is simple, their lives are ordered, and their smiles are big. Their daily life is one of hard work, time together, and always a current of prayer.
Having been raised in Lancaster County, I have seen the Amish my whole life, but only from a distance. I see them in their horse-drawn buggies and at Central Market when they bring in their produce to sell. Now, working as a massage therapist at a midwife clinic, I am stepping into their world a bit more closely and learning from their ways.