Notes to Stephanie: Days Remembered
Bonds Ranch Road: The View Of Forever
Do you remember the day we drove around in the country and went on Bonds Ranch Road and parked on the top of the hill with the gorgeous view to the west? The hill with the view that is both huge and beautiful and seems to go on forever.
The expanse one sees is not infinite however but in earlier times like the frontier era it might as well had been infinite given the fact that people then seldom left their immediate area, not straying much from their farms, ranches, or towns they were near. Indeed what one sees covers all of western Tarrant County and also parts of Parker and Wise as well. Looking southwest one can see the ridge of hills that when on them one can see the country towards Hood and Johnson Counties to the south and west. This panorama certainly is certainly grand in its sweep and the areas it covers.
This view of the countryside covers places we both have been to or have lived. Or could go to or live at. Thus in a way the view there is a picture of life. Choices made and choices to make one day. You can see where you were and perhaps see where you might go depending on what you choose to do within the bubble of our individual universe of existence.
So there we were one sunny Sunday in the truck or maybe it was the Camry, with a six pack of Stella Artois I think, discussing the nature of the universe and our lives while looking across the rolling terrain towards Eagle Mountain Lake while on top of the hill at Bonds Ranch Road. That day was a nice day indeed with you, it really was that. Bright sunshine and the sunshine of what we then had with each other overlooking a view that made me feel alive and well with things overall.It is still a nice place even with the ever growing sea of houses starting to encroach on its rolling prairies and grass filled pastures. I still go there sometimes to ponder things like the past, the present, and of course the future and what it may hold. You are not there now with me but life goes on while the earth around us remains. With or without houses on its grounds Bonds Ranch Road will always be special place for me and will always have a view of forever on itop of that hill.