We stopped in the small mountain community of Samak, Utah to visit one of Colby's oldest friends in his one room cabin.
That was one of the best days of my life. And just the other day that same friend Dan, showed up on my door step needing a ride to the airport so he could fly back to the woman he loved in New Zealand. He was abandoning his life & his things here, the one room cabin, the truck, all them needless possessions compared to love & happiness.
We lent a cup of sugar to the neighbors, then a cookie cutter, then a cookie sheet...
The Boy is due over here before dark, driving down from the Heber Valley. Waiting for him is making me miss him. It defies logic, he was sitting at my table less than 48 hours ago. I know he will bring his dog, maybe 2 of his 3 kids. Any which way there is room and food (and wine) for all.
In the words of my Older Sister, "You have a box and whoever is in your box is your family." Thanksgiving is the best of everything all at once. The weather, the color, the cooking, the wine, the stories, the music, the morning run, the walks, the hikes, and the box- you can't forget the box. I have already told my children how I feel today so now I say to my friends and my family thank you & I love. And to the extra special few, you are the rocks to my roll.
~A child kneeling at the foot of the grave
giving thanks for the too short life of a great dog~
Damn, I loved that dog.