Friday, August 14, 2009

things in light

new mexico: packing planner
{my new mexico planner}

has it really
been so long
since i last
was
in this space?

what a
crazy summer
it has been.
still is.

i was able
to take
a break
to go to
the
ecological society
meetings
in albuquerque...

then
i went
to santa fe
with
my mother
and aunt.

o'keeffe on arriving
in new mexico
said:

Well! Well! Well!...
This is wonderful.
No one told me it was like this!


that's exactly
how i felt.
i fell in love.

maybe because
i have been
in the east
for so
long and
new mexico
is such
a contrast...

maybe it's
the native
desert-loving
californian
in me...

but
i was in awe.

santa fe: modern art museum

santa fe: flowerpot

santa fe: inn at Loretto

santa fe: mission

but mostly
i was
in love with
the light.
i couldn't
get over
the light.

once again
o'keeffe
uses
the perfect
words:

It is not a country of
light on things.
It is a country of
things in light.


santa fe: door

santa fe: courtyard

santa fe: o'keeffe

santa fe: opera

santa fe: morning glory

at the
santa fe opera
i watched
don giovanni
as the
sun set...
and
slowly
a few
desert moths
were drawn
to the lights
on the stage...

how that light
is
irresistible.
stunning.
disorienting.

i felt
the same
way.

xo

9 comments:

Matthew said...

wonderful photos. good to see how wonderfully creative you continue to be.

f. pea said...

it's as if there is a different sun there, different particles in the air. love your photos. xox

Erin Lang Norris said...

So glad to see you back in this space. Your photos tell a great story.

sushipie said...

your wardrobe drawing is sweet and endearing. i am a desert girl myself, something about it is magic.

Katharine said...

Isn't New Mexico wonderful? My friends' grandparents live there & I've visited in two different summers. They live on the hillside within Lincoln National Forest. It's cool and rainy even in August, such a contrast to the desert. I've fallen in love with the state many times over.

It is the Land of Enchantment, after all.

lisa s said...

it's the land of enchantment [and entrapment]

there is no sky like the nm sky...

welcome home

gracia said...

Here's to light that is
"irresistible.
stunning.
disorienting."
And, here is to your adorable clothing plan, too.

Rachell Taylor said...

What a great trip. Thanks for sharing Mexico.

babelfish said...

What a beautiful, peaceful place (imagine being married in that church?) Love your wardrobe planner as always especially the inclusion of jewellery :)