Langrope’s Last Ride
THE LAST RIDE
My wife gave me a book years ago about cowboy life. The last story in that book was: Langrope’s Last Ride. I was fascinated by the entire book but especially by that particular story as it wrapped the book into something special. The story was about a cowboy that was caught in a stampede. Reading each line gave you the vivid feelings of being there in that time and space feelling the ground shutter to the deafening sounds and not being able to hear the gunshots that Langrope used in an attempt to save his life.
Being born in New York City doesn’t make me much of a cowboy. Living in Colorado however does. Owning horses over the years add a tad bit more perspective to this feeling and having the opportunities to having the chances to ride trails for hours on end without seeing another person is unexplainable.
I took to Colorado. My sisters took to California and Arizona. My ID with Compumatrix has always been ccrider. My sisters took desertgal and caligal. With great hope and aspirations, we moved forward with our Compumatrix family.
On February 2, 2016, desertgal made her last ride. It is a sad time for all of us but I wish she would have had the time we will she just around the corner. This was her hope as she saw her finances dwindling with the economic times we have subjected over ourselves (collectively). Her health has been troubling for a time now.
In all these years, we all know someone in our family that didn’t complete the journey. I say to you it is now more important for us to live for their cause. Uncle Alan wrote about Steve Jobs the other day while sharing some of this great pioneers thoughts. Sometimes we have to live outside of ourselves.
Of course, it goes without saying that you first must take care of yourself. After this, what is next. I’m sure you have your priorities but I ask of you to take up the yoke of those that did not complete this journey and do some of their work as well.
I will leave you to think with this thought from Henry James Banayat:
Lead a simple life in abundance rather than live in style and extravagance. Success is not about living in luxury but living humbly with the knowledge that you can afford whatever you need and have control over your wants.