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April 17, 2008
Two Dollar Fine for Not Walking Your Horses, the 1792 sign over the covered bridge tells me.

I slow my 115 Japanese-engineered ponies to a crawl… I thought there was a story in here somewhere, some poignant or ironic narrative, using the sign as a metaphor for... But I really just wanted to mention that I saw an old, obsolete sign somewhere in Vermont, as I was driving fast and far away, galloping into the hills, trying to escape the valleys, trying to reach the summit, or at least a clearing, or any place that I could finally just breathe...