6 Mar


Doug is always listening to old country songs ever since he became a cowboy. Everytime I pass by his computer, someone is singing “Baby, let’s sell your diamond ring—buy some boots and faded jeans and go away,” or “I’m going back to Texas, back to the only love I’ve ever known.” Somedays I wonder if he is dropping hints, and if one day I will wake up to find him gone. His suitcase and his belt buckles missing. A note taped to the fridge that says only, “Gone west.”

But on Friday night he played a song that stopped me in my tracks. A song about emerging from a hard time and finding that everything is suddenly going your way. You step into a bar and all your friends are there. And your favorite band is playing your favorite song. You only wish you had some money, until you…

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  1. J-Bo March 6, 2013 at 1:49 am #

    Thanks for the re-blog! 🙂

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