They came to our ‘Field of Dreams’
“Field of Dreams” is one of my favorite movies. In the film’s most memorable scene, mythical writer Terrence Mann explains why “people will come” to baseball’s field of dreams. He says that they will walk out to find that they have reserved seats where they sat as children … “And they’ll watch the game and it’ll be as if they dipped themselves in magic waters. The memories will be so thick they’ll have to brush them away from their faces,” he said.
In the spring of 2007 and again this year, my wife and I were privileged to work with “Palo Pinto County on Tour,” both times at “Lover’s Retreat.” Aside from the beauty of the place, I am absolutely convinced that “Lover’s Retreat” is our “Field of Dreams.” Most of those who came shared a memory, a personal story, a dream fulfilled of coming back to a place they enjoyed. Some came just to gaze in silence and remember. No doubt, the memories were so thick that they had to “brush them away from their faces.”
No one took a dip in the waters of Eagle Creek while we were there, but each time the wind stirred up a ripple you could almost hear the splash of someone dropping into the water after letting go of the old swinging rope for the first time. From what we heard, the water does possess powers, not just to cool and refresh, also to baptize and uplift. And though no one walked across the creek on the suspension bridge, the occasional shadows of the clouds seemed to scarcely hide the presence of young ladies in white hats and summer dresses posing for pictures. Was the sound we heard from time to time the wind in the trees or was it an “old-timer’s” fiddle and bow? Or maybe the laughter of children playing tag after a picnic. What a day!
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They came to our ‘Field of Dreams’
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