What is heaven?
July 5, 2018

Have you ever stopped to consider how much beauty there is in longing?

City SlickersIn the movie City Slickers, Curly -- played to Oscar-winning perfection by Jack Palance -- tells Billy Crystal’s character, Mitch, about being in love once. He was driving a herd across the Panhandle, and saw a woman working in a field about sundown. She stood up to stretch her back. She was wearing a little cotton dress, and the setting sun behind her showed off her figure.

Mitch wanted to know what happened, and Curly told him he just turned around and rode away: “I figured it wasn’t going to get any better than that.”

Mitch was incredulous. “You could’ve been with her.” Curly said he’d been with lots of women.

“Yeah,” Mitch countered. “But she could’ve been the love of your life.”

And Curly said, “She is.”

I get this little ache inside when I think about that. Don’t you?