Words for October 6
The next passage in my journey is a love affair. I am in love with Montana. For other states I have admiration, respect, recognition, even some affection, with with Montana it is love, and it’s difficult to analyze love when you’re in it…It seems to me that Montana is a great splash of grandeur. The scale is huge but not overpowering. The land is rich with grass and color, and the mountains are the kind I would create if mountains were ever put on my agenda….But I see that as usual, love is inarticulate. Montana has a spell on me. It is grandeur and warmth. Of all the states it is my favorite and my love.
[John Steinbeck in Travels with Charley]