"i'm not sure how far my eyes see before the land meets sky. 5 miles? 10? more? i have never been a good judge of distance. character, maybe. distance, no. i make out a few dirt devils, some trees, and a windmill. i squint. there's an old tractor and hay bails too. dirt roads intersect with fields on every corner. rolling hills, mountains, lakes and oceans...they're all breathtakingly beautiful. but i must say, i feel safest and most at home with flat land stretched out all around me."