Wait. What? Did you say boa? Let me turn down this bossa nova and pull these feathers out of my ears.

Grace and I bounced around a little, but there was never any question about “home.” When I was younger and people would say there was something special about Montana, I would argue that it’s the people who make a place special, and you can find good people anywhere. I was an idiot. Places, at least some of them, have souls, and some places will welcome you and hold you and care for you, even if you’re a total stranger to the people. To answer your question, I have never settled into the place I am now, and I never will. I want to go home.

I’m not the only one to feel that way about Montana. Here’s a quote from John Steinbeck:

“I’m in love with Montana. For other states I have admiration, respect, recognition, even some affection. But with Montana it is love. And it’s difficult to analyze love when you’re in it.”

(The boys didn’t get a biscuit. It was totally the kisses.)

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Writing about life and love, along with a few crazy stories just for fun.

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