There’s a song I like called Check My Brain that starts out, “So I found myself in the sun…oh yeah. He** of a place to end my run, oh yeah…”
When I sat down to write this post, that song popped into my head. It’s a neat idea, riding into the sunset. There’s a finality to it but a hopefulness too, I think. Sunsets are beautiful, warm, and comforting. It’s very different from, say, riding off into a rain storm. Huddled against sleet or snow or wind. Riding into the sunset kind of says, well, I’m done here, but I’m moving on to some great things. Just wait until tomorrow.
I’m riding away from the Junction after a few years of being a regular resident. But I’m not riding
away in the cold and dark. I’m in the sun, feeling good about my time here, and with the knowledge that I’ll be back. I’m not sure that you, the blog readers, get a true sense
of what it’s like to be part of this group. It’s a sisterhood. It’s warm and friendly, hardworking and generous, and always, ALWAYS there to lend a hand or a sympathetic ear. Take it from me – the P&P gals are something special. I’d be crazy to leave that behind forever.
And because it kind of feels like “Once a filly, always a filly”, I’m going to be back for regular visits. While I’m going to be writing more than westerns, I’m can’t leave my cowboys and ranchers alone completely. Hopefully there’ll be room at the table for me to pop by during my release months. Have a good gab and catch up with y’all, and let you know what I’m up to.
So it’s Happy Trails for now…but really it is only until we meet again.