New Mexico…I love you.
Your blue skies and golden mesas are the loves of my life, right alongside my daughter, my husband to be and the divine spirit that runs through all living things.
Santa Fe friends and extended community: thank you for the sharing, the warmth, the performances, the meals, the beds, the laughter and the envelopment in your love these past two weeks.
My soul always rises, and is welcomed fully, in our high desert sanctuary.
10,000 Waves, you never disappoint.
Tomorrow night, I head home to Maine. After two full months of traveling and transitions, I will finally have the chance to begin to unpack; my belongings, my emotions and my life.
My greatest teaching learned in New Mexico over the past twenty six years is one of radical surrender.
It’s not that I won’t be back. I will be, sooner than you think.
There are sunsets to savor, shows to direct, dirt roads to walk and friends to visit.
However, to move my home base from the land where my soul resides is disorienting to many parts of my being.
This is the land where I grew into myself. I’m fairly certain, that I never would have come to know who I am, had grace not placed me in this particular community, at exactly the right moment.
Leaving New Mexico, I am quite certain that I received much more than I gave.
This place did in fact hold nothing back from me. It gave me the kiss and the slap, over and over again.
And, I needed them both.
In quiet and profound ways, I am of this land, and forever in this place.
Now, with Cid by my side, and my precious daughter closer to me in Boston, I will continue to transition into a new chapter for the foreseeable future.
I am grieving and embracing, laughing and crying, opening and closing, expressing and containing… just like you taught me…. all at once.
Shadow and Light.
It’s bigger than Enchantment. This is really the Land of Everything.
There are no words for how I love you.