Under a lavender sky plays, pull back through Chevy steering wheel for –ooh-cha–do you remember the day?
It is sunny. Thelonius has taken a detour. He remembers he needs to see Sam one more time, that was their handshake deal.
My mother died of pneumonia when I was just a kid. My father had kept their wedding cake in the freezer for ten whole years. After the funeral, he gave it to the yardman. He tried to act cheerful, but he could never be consoled by the little stranger he found in his house. Then, one day, hoping to begin a new life away from the scene of all his memories, he moved us from Texas to Ft. Dupree, South Dakota.
–Holly Sargis – Badlands, 1973