Saturday, July 31, 2010

Only At Stampede

Can you see a fish being chased down the street…


And a parade comprised of tractors, politicians, bible-thumpers, low-riders and rodeo princesses existing in perfect harmony….


Listen to friends of over twenty years, cackling over past misdeeds…


Gather the children of those friends for a group photo…


Must you referee fights between your children for elbowing each other out of the way in pursuit of the candy thrown from various floats…



Can you catch up with a friend whom you don't see nearly enough, finding yourselves still capable of finishing each other's sentences...


Can cousins who barely know each other bond over carnival rides that make them all want to puke...


Can you watch your father being recognized for doing community service not resulting from a crime....


Can you be completely exhausted and yet looking forward to doing it all again the next day...

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