Saturday, August 23, 2008

the northwest Montana fair

If you go to a rural summer fair as a pregnant woman and see pig-wrestling, an odd collection of people in bizarre outfits clogging on a makeshift stage, several mullets, blowup guitars bigger than the children carrying them, a woman walking along with a Chihuahua falling out of her shirt, which, upon closer inspection is only her bosom and a carnation, then you just might find yourself carefully explaining to the little one within you what a strange world they are about to enter.



Of course, if you also get to eat a Greek gyro, a pina colada smoothie, and fry bread, and watch an Indian Relay race, where young men from different Montana tribes race around the track bareback, literally jumping off of one horse mid-run and onto another for the next leg, you may also whisper to your baby that it better get here quick, as this old world is quite something.






3 comments:

tamie said...

I think you just came up with the best reason to create a child: because you want someone to share the joy with. Brilliant!

I do wish that you had a picture of the woman with a chihuahua falling out of her shirt!

melissa said...

dude, i love the mamas and babies series-keep it up!

jannell said...

I had read this earlier, and got to share it today with my family as we are headed to our own little defunct collaboration of small town fair acts. it made us all laugh and love just a little more. I'd say there was some warmth among us all...