Friday, February 15, 2013

Friday writings for Randos - Once in the 40s

{A weekly that features pieces from other writers that touch some facet of the Randonneuring experience, even if that was not the author's intent. It's stuff that's best read out loud - slowly.} This week it's. . .

Once in the 40s 

by William Stafford

We were alone one night on a long
road in Montana. This was in winter, a big night,
far to the stars. We had hitched, 
my wife and I, and left our ride at
a crossing to go on. Tired and cold--but 
brave-- we trudged along. This, we said, 
was our life, watched over, allowed to go 
where we wanted. We said we'd come back some time 
when we got rich. We'd leave the others and find 
a night like this, whatever we had to give, 
and no matter how far, to be so happy again.

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