221 – This Hat Remembers Him
We can’t quite recall which Western movie it was — Silverado? Young Guns? Maybe one of you readers knows, in which case we’d love a reminder in the comments — but the line stuck with us. One of the protagonists gets his hat taken and goes through some trouble and violence to get it back, and when his partner asks why, he simply replies, “This hat remembers me.” It’s not just sentiment, either, a good cowboy hat will mold itself to its wearer over a period of time — someone else might take it and put it on, but it won’t fit quite right, not the way it does with its true owner. Whether you believe in a bit of country-style animism or not, it’ll remember your head, and that there’s just a fact.
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