"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.

Monday, March 10, 2014

Taos...from the earth, sky and water


Taos Pueblo--earth, sky and water flowing together, 8 by 9 watercolor
Taos Pueblo...rising from mother earth into the sun bright sky, soaring  with the sacred mountain, and  with life water at its feet.
Writing beside the Taos river
I like to come when the tourists aren't there, though I am one. You can sense the oneness of creation, of mankind's small niche in the total, of a civilization not subject to the tyranny and superficiality of the white man's clock. 
The spirit of the place and people draws us less fortunates in wonder and awe, awakening something deeper inside.
The photo at right is from my last student trip 10 years ago, gathering strength from the earth, sky and water as the Pueblo does spiritually and literally.
And with the New Mexico itch for spring break, today's painting, from memory, of that ancient adobe.

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