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furrows of life

The  furrows of Life 

The narrow way leading up to the farm from the main 
road had a gate, so cattle could not wander off on to 
the main road getting. The way had three furrows two 
caused by narrow cartwheel, and one- much wider- from 
the horse´s hoofs. Deep furrows meant a hard-working 
farm. The landscape was flat and often windy and on my 
way to school I tried to walk where the horses had trod 
the soil was softer there and the horseshoe patterns told
me if it had been a small or big horse that last had pulled 
a cart here and if the load had been heavy
A knowledge that was totally useless and I often wonder 
why I remember it so clearly, like a black& white photo.
Lately I have been remembering these ways and its users 
I often think if there is a message here I have overlooked.   

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  1. Date: 5/29/2013 9:06:00 AM
    Dear Jan - Something about this is all so familiar. I love daydreaming under the guise of actually solving something. I remember one when I was a kid about wallpaper. It's too hard and dumb to explain but haunts me yet. No message, but to dream the impossible dream. love, kathy