Peter Shelton

Montana

Posted in Uncategorized by pshelton on April 4, 2019

“The face of the water, in time, became a wonderful book – a book that was a dead language to the uneducated passenger, but which told its mind to me without reserve, delivering its most cherished secrets as clearly as if it uttered them with a voice.” -Mark Twain, Life on the Mississippi

It may seem odd to start a story about Montana with a quote from Twain. But there it was scribbled on a yellow legal pad I grabbed to begin writing this piece. I had copied it from somewhere, months ago, because it spoke to my obsession as a skier reading snow. Now it added one more to a string of coincidences that has me wondering about chance and meaning in the world. (more…)