. . . Why did Dublin have such an impact? Timing, partly. But there's more, something about Dublin as midwife to story. And the story was born there, at a crosswalk near the Liffey River.
You see, I was in Dublin, standing at an intersection near Temple Bar. I had almost gone to Montana but, in the end, I didn’t. On a whim, I had purchased a deep-discount travel package to Dublin and that’s where it happened.