Badlands: Doubled

Meltwater is doubling each formation.

All afternoon, looking at mirror reflections, I had that old Wrigley gum jingle running through my head: “Double your pleasure, double your fun.” If only I had some DoubleMint! I can’t say that I’ve seen it in decades, but I still remember the commercials from my childhood ā€” twins riding tandem bikes and swinging on swing sets and picking shamrocks and going on double dates with handsome Irish fellows in cable-knit sweaters. Or, wait. Am I thinking of the fellow from the Irish Spring soap commercial? — the one who was always whistling and using his pocket-knife to carve up bars of soap? Did he really date the Doublemint girls? Such strange fragmented memories flood back in the brain when meltwater ponds up on a sunny March day….

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