Synaesthesia Magazine Americana - Page 38

Reasons why you should live in Montana:

1. You were born there and it calls your name.

2. You were not born there but it calls your name.

3. The Big Sky has something to do with the trees, the curvature of the earth, the way the quiet bends the blue around your ears.

4. You have an inexplicable love of bears even though you’ve read they smell of sleep and would just as soon eat you as look at you.

5. You, too, are a dichotomy: myth and truth, barren and fertile, boulder and water, town and pasture.

Things to see and do in Montana:

1. A deep winter day skiing or shoveling or riding a wooden toboggan tied to the bumper of an old truck with blue exhaust should be followed up with beer and a pizza in one of the dark wooden booths at Bogart's in Red Lodge.

2. When the summer air starts to ripple with grasshoppers, pick up a milkshake from the Frosty Freez in Big Timber. Head up to the Natural Bridge, revel in the cooler air as

Photograph by Tom Darin Liskey

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