Tuesday, October 9, 2012
The Kindled Spirit
The temperature was 105 the day I left, Oct. 1, it had been going on high summer since July, the temperatures soared and seared, hiking only very early, rattlesnakes, then no hiking. My spirit had been cooked, this is the time I should have closed the beast, the computer.
Help was coming one day late...
We arrived here just outside of Yosemite, up Tioga Pass no clouds, cool, cold, freezing, high altitude. Well there was one cloud, the black one I brought along. I found my usual carefree manner, the one that feels best in nature, the one I offer to the trees, the land, these high peaks somehow stinted.
Before I left I lobbed an incendiary, words that hurt, and they did hurt..........me. I came here where the aspens are turning, the light so beautiful, trout are feeding next to the coots in the small lake examined myself and read this and it explained a lot, I'll just leave it at that. I ask myself do I care what others are doing, I do not, don't look.
I'm taking a vow and swearing before you, the next time I've had my e-fill I'm closing my shop, they should have recess mode, healing mode, I won't be playing words with friends, I will get out the scrabble board and the dictionary.
Fire as metaphor..When you find yourself sitting around a campfire, efire or otherwise and you feel the smoke headed in your direction, shut your mouth and move away.
Chop wood, carry water, towhee practice.
I put the Virtual You down read this, this and listened to this while we drove, mended. It was a lovely trip, pictures to come. I made some new friends, had coffee with Ann in her travel trailer, her Dogs Morgan and Tilt and Valerie who spends her winters in La Mission, Baja a place I know well having spent most of my summers growing up there.
I am home, the weather is cool, my house, laundry, small dog are clean, brain, clean. I started a little studio work yesterday, it felt good the familiar, the metal responding just the way I wanted it to.
I hope you are well too, yours, sincerely, Ro
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