Readers often ask me where the ideas and images in Cool Water (Juliet in August) came from.
From lands and people
“The people who inhabit these arid wastes are very different from the pale townsfolk. They are a hardy race…”
From family history
In memory of Milford and Harriet Taylor.
From Standing Rock
Standing Rock is a glacial erratic near Hazlet, Saskatchewan.
From the Great Sand Hills
From Ozymandias by Percy Bysshe Shelley
“My name is Ozymandias, King of Kings: Look on my works, ye mighty, and despair!’ Nothing beside remains. Round the decay Of that colossal wreck, boundless and bare, The lone and level sands stretch far away.”
From Zane Grey
From drive-in movie theaters
Clearwater Drive-in is near Kyle, Saskatchewan and still operates during the summer.
From Cool Water (Lyrics by Bob Nolan)