These up country women the ones with long grey hair been here since the sixties. Dorothea Lang faces patched corduroys and hand knit sweaters hiking boots and rattletrap Volvos
or young sustainable faces compost, recycle, home school four wheel drive green as the mountains self-- assured.
I am not one of them. I do not chop wood nor carry water fear ice and snow the imperious mountains can't ski or kayak don't know the birds. Misplaced limestone nugget longing for shore and sand in a serious hard scrabble land.