"When dawn spreads its paintbrush on the plain, spilling purple... ," Sons 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, December 12, 2016

13 days till Christmas--the call of mountains

Mountains call, 5 by 7 watercolor
13 days till Christmas--The high places of earth
 rise above the ordinary, and call, deep within.
Once you've been there, lived there, they abide.
People who've been to the mountains
reflect their separateness in their lives.
Even when they descend to the ordinary
you can tell their spirits come from elsewhere.
Christmas.

1 comment:

  1. Dear Dr. Terry Clark, I worked two college years Summers in Grand Lake, CO, at 8,000 feet in the Rocky Mountains. The employees at Grand Lake Lodge came from all over the U.S. Many moved to Colorado after their graduations to get back to the Rocky Mountains.

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