“It is observed that in any great endeavor, it is not enough for a person to depend solely on himself.” ~ Lakota Proverb
Our futures are unknown, whether satisfying or disappointing and whether desired or undesired. Will it keep you locked within the confines of daily existence, or will it shove you into a world you didn’t know, forcing you into, perhaps, some wild dreams you didn’t even know you wanted?
The end of the Civil War was nine years ago, and since then, my life has flirted with the pleasures of society. Grand stone mansions, stunning jewelry, dazzling operas, and elegant galas thrown by anyone and everyone my husband, Alfred, and I knew, it was a poised life one would envy—as most did—and yet, one that had begun to suffocate me.
The problem was, I didn’t know it.
It wasn’t until we set out west for a life on the Montana frontier that I realized I wanted so much more.
Or, I suppose I should say, it wasn’t until I was stolen.