Sixty years ago, John Ford shot most of Rio Grande near the spot pictured above, a few months after I was born.  The river is still just rolling along, quite unfazed by all the intervening anniversaries of these momentous events, before which I stand somewhat amazed:

By this time I’d 'a thought I would be sleeping

In a pine box for all eternity.

I’ve escaped death so many times, I know I’m only living

By the saving grace that’s over me.

(With thanks to BD for the words and PZ for the picture . . .)

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