the earth is mostly just a boneyard

...But pretty in the sunlight.

I just finished a novel that--with absolutely no doubt--has changed my life. I can't recall ever being so effected by characters as I have been by those in Lonesome Dove, especially Augustus and Clara. In particular, there's one line that I can't stop going over in my head. I've never heard life condensed so simply, yet beautifully, as: It's a fine world, though rich in hardships at times. 

I've been daydreaming of cattle trails on the bus, and have been constantly confused about which life I'm actually living--maybe it's a little of both?

Either way, it feels great to be alive, and I'm sure Gus would agree.

[Photo taken at dawn in Union Grove State Park]

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