A Drive in the Country

| 8/4/2012 11:42:24 AM

Tags: My little pony, a drive in the country, Diane Donovan,

It’s a lovely day – the kind of day after a rain when the early spring sun breaks forth through clouds of winter darkness and everything looks hyperlight bright.

A countryside joyride around here brings no end of joyful observations, possibilities – and deeper thinking. As hubby Bill discovered a few days ago.

Me: Aaaahhhhh – stop RIGHT HERE!

Bill (comes to a screeching halt in front of a farm we occasionally pass) WHAT???

Me (longingly): I just want to look at my horsie again.

Bill: We don’t HAVE a horsie.

8/7/2012 1:46:48 PM

Diane, driving in the country does have a therapeutic effect, doesn't it? My wife used to like to drive through the country with no destination in mind. It was just for the pure enjoyment of it. We would get as far off the main roads as possible. We could never afford a place in the country but our hearts were always bent toward the country. She being from the east coast and raised in the big city thought the country life was the best. That dream of country living was not to be. Her health prevented us from being to far away from medical facilities. We would still take country drives and dream about living there. Those were good times. Her health issues finally took here from me 11 years ago but the memories of those shared country drives live on. Thanks for reminding me of how great it is just to drive through the country and enjoy the view. Have a great country drive and no you're not crazy just a dreamer.

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