"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.

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

19 days til Christmas--adobe, earth to stardust

Adobe essence, 5 by 7 watercolor
Just 19 days til Christmas--warm earth adobe withstands the chill of winter.
Adobe is so simple, so natural, so much a part of us.
Made of earth like mankind from the dust of the earth, it will return, as we will to stardust.
In between, it is a sanctuary, a haven for mortality--like Christmas.

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