it is a myth you know that desire dissolves all obstacles/it has never been known to dissolve mountains at all
"One of the things I used to say which made me unpopular in the East was that America was entirely expendable until you got to the Rockies. That’s probably one of the reasons I’m in New Mexico right now. I’m a western secessionist at heart. All the rest is still Europe."
[from a conversation about Poetry in the American West]
It's nice to know that regardless of where I end up doing my PhD, I'll be in the West where I belong.