An Old Farm, the Blue Beast and a Dream
by Randi Anderson
The Blue Beast
I have a dream that has planted itself in the front of my brain. In this dream, I see myself working a small farm with chickens, turkeys, and maybe some goats. There is a small self-sustaining garden. This dream has been enhanced by the purchase of an old beat-up 1970 Ford F250, soulfully named the "Blue Beast."
In a year I will be the product of an empty nest. Thirty years of raising 4 children will quietly come to an end as the last nester flies off.
My life will begin a new chapter, one that I have waited for, for a long time.
So, when the time comes, the Blue Beast and I will drive off into the sunset in search of a run-down old farm in need of a new owner with a dream.