driving home

9:51am Mountain Time, Highway 90

We just discovered that the Clark Fork River flows west from Missoula, toward the mountains, seemingly uphill. At St Regis it turns north toward Flat Head Lake, as if changing its mind or recognizing its folly. We on the other hand, labor up and over the mountain, deepening the groove between our two homes. For now Montana will have to wait, but this homeward trip will be reversed in June. Always driving home, be it one or the other.