Song Of The Old Dog
Karl Jung called it synchronicity: this experience of meaningfully related incidents not having any clear causal connection. It happened last month when I did a Man Friday on trains and writers after a recent train trip over the Rockies, followed by some blog posts on this theme. An old friend in Chicago then sent me an email recommending a book about the building of the first rail across The States. I was just a few pages from mention of the temporary camp, called Hell On Wheels, built at the ever changing completed end of the tracks, when my dentist just happened to mention and recommend an AMC series called “Hell On Wheels” available on NetFlix about those camps.
So now I do a Man Friday about dogs and writers and what should happen to be featured in a lit mag I receive by email? This wonderful poem.