This is Deputy Digby Pancake. Just when I think that I have seen it all, peed on it all, and rolled in it all, I find out that I have one more thing to do. Like go to the moon… apparently in New Mexico.
You may think that this is snow. In fact, it was cold, but Girl Person told us that it was not snow, it was a kind of sand. And as far as we could see, there was nothing BUT sand. It was overwhelming to me, because I didn’t see enough trees to pee on. But for Sheriff Brickle? Oh, he found his happy place. All it needed was an ocean.
Can you imagine this place? Allow me to help you. It was crazy. Crazy beautiful. Even almost as beautiful as Sheriff Brickle thinks that he is.
Girl Person told us all about it, as she usually does when we visit somewhere new. I can’t tell you that I understood all of this, but I listened. She said that great wave-like dunes of gypsum sand cover 275 square miles of desert, creating the world’s largest gypsum dunefield. And as we walked up the dunes, and slid down the dunes, we may have forgot all of the facts…because we were having too much fun.
I am all about learning. If it involves treats. But when you realize that you are living a day that you will never live again, sometimes, you just have to live in the moment. Like a dog. Like me. Not like Sheriff Brickle. I don’t really think that he is a dog.
Time will slip through our fingers like sand through an hourglass. It. Just. Happens.
Girl Person says that sometimes, things in our days remind of past days. As we were sitting out on the dunes, she told Boy Person that all of the sand reminded her of a TV show when she was little.
She says that she remembered sitting on the floor and staring up at the TV thing. And all of a sudden, these great sand dunes in New Mexico transported her back to when she was five years old. She thought about all of the time that had passed since days past. She wondered how many days would pass to where she would remember the day she was in right now.
There are days to be serious. And there are days to be remembered. But then, there are days to have fun. And then there are days to do all of that. You don’t have to travel to far away places like White Sands National Monument to have a special day, because no one else will be living your day except you. Make it special. Make it worth remembering one day. Because like sands through an hourglass…so are the days of our lives. Sheriff Brickle says that show would have been much better with him on it. I am sure he would have loved all of the girls to fight over him.
But if they could have seen him try to slide down a sand dune? Well, maybe they would have reconsidered.
Bahaha! I crack myself up. Maybe I need to start my own soap opera. Unless you have to be clean for that. Then, count me out. Tomorrow we are headed to that Texas place! One step closer to that Florida place. Will you come with us? Bring a sled.
-Deputy Digby Pancake
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