If the Cowley County Fairgrounds are not the center of the universe they should be. The camaraderie, love and just general “lets all get along and have some fun, make some music, cook, camp, catch up with old friends and make some new ones”, is a lesson that a lot of folks in this crazy world could benefit from. The fellowship and goodwill that emanates through the pecan trees along the Walnut River is a sign to the world that there is still hope for the human race. For politicians and terrorists a “Winfieldlike” experience should be mandatory. I think they have forgotten how to have fun, treat one another and commune with nature. I know that this subject matter is a little deep but as I perused the headlines this evening for the first time in several days I saw that not much has changed out there beyond the confines of Winfield, Kansas. People shooting others, heads of state imposing their will on the people, governments warring and disasters of all kinds. I like the closeness of friends and folks having a great time singing and playing song after song after song. If these trees could speak the stories they could tell .. of how to live together and and treat each other right and have a little fun along the way.
I told a friend today that the Cowley County Fairgrounds were one of my favorite places on Earth … now you know why.