Wednesday, May 17, 2006

West of the 100th Meridian


I managed to spend some time last weekend on the other side of the 100th meridian. Clicking on this photograph will enlarge it a bit. Notice how the road on the right of the photograph runs all of the way to the horizon. My wife thinks that Pete Townsend somehow had this kind of view in mind when writing "I Can See for Miles." It's easy to forget all of the problems occurring elsewhere in this country and overseas when living within such a landscape; it's easy to forget that anywhere else exists at all. This kind of place is my equivalent of Varykino.