"When dawn spreads its paintbrush on the plain, spilling purple... ," Songs of the Pioneers song from TV show "Wagon Train." Dawn on the mythic Santa Fe Trail, New Mexico, looking toward Raton from Cimarron. -- Clarkphoto. A curmudgeon's old-fashioned newspaper column, cross-breeding metaphors and journalism and art, for readers in 150 countries.
Sunday, July 19, 2009
Where it's air conditioned outside all summer; where you need a fire at night; where the mountains keep your spirits up; where the forests muffle the sounds of civilization, but not life; where the far horizons fire your imagination; where people are visitors and not crowds; where God is everywhere; where you can breathe free, and think, and write, and paint.