Walking With Ramona

Neil Young performed this piece in 1971.  Ramona and I were in high school and graduated in 1973.  We lived across the city from one another, but that did NOT stop us from our weekend hikes about the city, where we began by meeting half way.  Once we were together, we explored along the river and belted out tunes as we walked, songs like Leonard Cohen’s Like a Bird on the Wire and Neil Young’s Cowgirl in the Sand.  This morning, while hiking along the Bow with Max…first real snow and -16…I was thinking about walking with Ramona.  Thirty-eight years later, we still send cards to one another.  This morning, she is in my heart.

Sunshine and Sky 1972

2009 Manistee, Michigan

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