So that’s where they were going when they took the midnight train.
I don’t know if it’s genetic, environmental, or even some kind of mental illness, but as a Montanan I have this compulsion to explore. I HAVE to find remote areas seldom visited and observe, even though ostensibly what I see is fairly boring in and of itself. And when I get there the first thing my mind makes me do, even in these beautiful unspoilt untouched landscapes we as residents of Montana are blessed with, is to look for any evidence of other humans that have been there before me. Signs of digging, camping, maybe the remains of someone’s homestead that offers evidence of someone squeaking out an existence that I can only observe from years removed. In every place I’ve ever gone no matter how remote, legally protected, or inaccessible there’s one thing you always see, chain sawed tree stumps.
I’m smart enough to appreciate the irony of that compulsion but not intelligent enough to ignore my own instinct to do it, over and over and over again until after 47 years I have explore many corners of this state.
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