The Ascetic Within

The Ascetic Within

I had thinned out the social stimuli in my life and become a full-time desert ascetic. ~Ellen Meloy I have unconsciously or subconsciously been preparing myself. Clues tell me, clues point in the direction gravitating toward increasing asceticism. Clues such as increasing isolation. Increasing forays into the desert of my soul. Given a choice, I […]

Talking Rocks in New Mexico

Talking Rocks in New Mexico

Originally posted on Adventures of an American Traveler:
There are few situations more frightening than sitting comfortably with your back against a smooth rock on a gloriously hot, dry, and sunny day breathing pristine mountain air without a worry until hearing an agitated buzzing and realizing you are face to face and within striking distance…

Dream or Reality?

Dream or Reality?

You are one half woman and one half dream. ~Rabindranath Tagore Teak eyes. Raven hair. Lithe. Supple. Crooked Smile. Creative. Intelligent. Caring. Loving. Dream? Reality?

Restless Feet

Restless Feet

Boys in baggy sweaters and long-haired girls drink their cafés-crème and pet each other with the slow gracefulness of cats or plants. ~Julio Cortázar In a few days, I will be on a beach with a long haired brunette, hand in hand, drinking morning tea and black coffee while saluting the sun rising over the […]

Bird in a Bottle

Bird in a Bottle

There is a bird sleeping in all good wines. ~Julio Cortázar Does a bird sleeping in a bottle of wine imply the taste is light and airy or that living dreams are stored in the aromatic bouquet? Is the bird Hummingbird, tiny, ruby-throated jewel hovering over the red nectar of my mind flicking its long […]

Desert Fantasies

Desert Fantasies

Somewhere on a desert highway She rides a Harley-Davidson Her long blonde hair flyin’ in the wind She’s been runnin’ half her life The chrome and steel she rides Collidin’ with the very air she breathes The air she breathes. ~Neil Young I love this song for the melody and the lyrics, more so for […]

Tabula Inscripta

Tabula Inscripta

If a little dreaming is dangerous, the cure for it is not to dream less but to dream more, dream all the time. ~Marcel Proust The danger in little dreams is they taunt us into believing they are the ultimate reality when they are merely a stepping stone, or stones, stop gaps to the realization […]

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