Five Minute Friday: Opportunity
I live in Central Oregon. That means it doesn’t really rain here. It’s the High Desert and we get a lot of sun, wind, snow, heat, and everything else you get in the desert, including jack rabbits and antelope. I live in the city but if you drive north on the highway just a ways you will find yourself in the middle of nowhere. No trees, no mountains, just rises in the land and sagebrush and crop fields as far as the eye can see. It doesn’t seem like there is much opportunity out there but that’s not true. If you keep driving, past one tumble weed and then another and you have a little patience, you will come to some hamlets. Grass Valley. Moro. Towns that are a throw back to the old west. A place where people decided to stop their wagons and make a go of it. Today they aren’t much, but they sure are lovely little oases in the wide open plains. But you have to keep going. Keep driving. The road will begin to dip down, between small cliffs that get higher and higher. Down, down, down. Keep driving. Opportunity is coming. At the end of the road. There it is, the Mighty Columbia. A river that flows for hundreds of miles. Wide and blue and flowing. Ever flowing. This was unimaginable when you left my town. But now, here it is. The blue-byway to the sea. Opportunity.
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