"I was after neither time or money, but life - not life in the pathetic meaning of the poor health-seeker, for I was perfectly well and a trained athlete; but life in the truer, broader, sweeter sense, the exhilarant joy of living outside the sorry fences of society, living with a perfect body and a wakened mind... I am an American and felt ashamed to know so little of my country as I did, and as most Americans do." Charles F. Lummis
We had yet another mild, rainy day. The high was 42. The low was 30. It was 31 and hazy at observation. For a bit yesterday afternoon, there was some sleet coming down. There was 1.10" of rain yesterday. Be prepared for some wet trails!
I sat in my rocking chair with a cup of coffee and watched the morning develop. According to the weather forecasters, we were due our first taste of clear skies in 3 & 1/2 days. I was due for a show. The early tones of day resembled yesterday - macabre visions of grey slowly giving way to what must be considered morning by default. At 7:48, there was a parting of the clouds and blue skies rang true. They seemed bluer than I remembered.
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