Tuesday, April 2, 2013

The Duke

I've been watching John Wayne films for my history seminar. I still think I'd like to be a cowboy. I miss riding my horse.









As it happened I did not grow up to be the kind of woman who is the heroine in a Western, and although the men I have known have had many virtues and have taken me to live in many places I have come to love, they have never been John Wayne, and they have never taken me to that bend in the river where the cottonwoods grow.
-Joan Didion

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