There is a sadness to country music I am a sucker for. Probably because I am a poet.
And country music is like a reata, wraps itself like a cord, and tugs tight on the heart. Its big ole' box of magic, capturing the sentimentality of the human condition in a simple stanza. Country music drips into ya real slow, seeping into tiny pockets ya didn't even know could quake.
Happy 80th Birthday Willie Nelson!
You are a beautiful cowboy.
This is an a great piece in Texas Monthly about Willie's guitar, Trigger: http://www.texasmonthly.com/story/trigger
This blog post above, "Country Music and Me" (which you will have to click on link for) is about why I love country music so much. It's in my bones. My Wyoming bones! Will never leave, settled in good, settled in strong. I love it. I am a country girl. You can take the girl out of Wyoming, but you can never take the Wyoming out of the girl.
This is also a link to my favorite Willie Nelson song, which was also one of my mom's favorite songs: "You Were Always on My Mind"
[caption id="attachment_4897" align="aligncenter" width="500"] Willie Nelson in concert. I won tickets to see him in concert from a local country radio station.[/caption]
“Be here. Be present. Wherever you are, be there.”
― Willie Nelson
[caption id="attachment_4899" align="aligncenter" width="500"] Thanks for shining your light Willie![/caption]
Hello! My name is Megan Oteri. Also known as memomuse. I am a writer, poet, and photographer. I love taking photos of cowboys and rodeo. I am a rodeo enthusiast. I moved to Wyoming when I was 15 from Chicago. I currently live in North Carolina, but Wyoming has my heart. I love the texture of the people, landscape, and animals. It is so easy to take beautiful photos of such beautiful subjects. I love Wyoming’s wide open spaces and endless sky. There is no other place like it on Earth.
I am also a creative nonfiction writer and I write whatever the muse tells me to. Photography allows me to cheat a little and capture an essay in a snap.