Gary and I have been together nearly a year now. We are living in a house on a narrow, almost hidden street near Old Town, within walking distance of several cafes, Old Town Plaza and downtown.
Still, the land and the culture feel somewhat foreign. It is rugged, dry country. The desert is harsh; the climate varies from burning hot in summer to freezing cold in winter. The land originally belonged to Indians--and there is a stronger Indian presence here than elsewhere in the U.S. What also makes itself felt is the legacy of Spaniards who came here in the 16th and 17th centuries, many to escape the Inquisition.
I miss California; I miss the ocean. But I am beginning to make a stronger connection with the land here, which has its own spirit--It is a living force.
Today was overcast, cold, dry, and windy. the beginning of winter! I have been wanting to sleep and sleep and sleep...wake up when it's Spring!
Causes Maria Espinosa Supports
Amnesty International, KPFA, anything to ameliorate homelessness and to make shelters more livable