"What Will It Be Like" - Merle Haggard, 1999
Yesterday, I got a return email from my long-time friend Joel in Houston. He's one of the funniest people I have ever known. As part of his email, he's mused a little about John's and my future. I think it's worth sharing...
Years down the road I can see you as the beautifully eccentric couple living in your nice village. Lord John will be resplendent in his Persian slippers, fez and Hudson's Bay blanket coat, smoking his calabash while walking the town square with his sword cane with the walrus tusk scrimshaw. You will be at his side, fashionably attired in a well-worn southwestern poncho with a large Navaho concho belt around your Robertson tartan skirt and sporting a wide brimmed straw sombrero with a turkey feather in the hatband, wearing your Birkenstocks and leaning on your Scottish walking stick with Robert Burns' head carved on the handle. Perhaps a small Indonesian bag will be around your shoulder carrying your iPad10 and your iPod 200g...maybe even a small wand made of elder wood will be in the bag, and you'll use it to point out interesting sights to the local children who flock to the "lady from Texas".
Now that's some imagination, isn't it? And I like it!