“Clocks and Spoons”

Shoot the moon
Right between the eyes
I’m singin’
Take me back to sunny countryside

— John Prine, “Clocks and Spoons”


It’s amazing what good a weekend offline and outdoors can do — and especially a few hours in the mountains looking out over sunny countryside.

In these fraught days, it’s tempting to note how fortunate we are to be able to enjoy such things, but I hope we can all agree that we are all fortunate that public lands still exist, and that we can visit them … and that even when we can’t, a little sunlight and fresh air and movement and the sight of life happening around us can be powerful reminders that life goes on.