Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Santa Fe: Images and Words

Near the Church of Loretto, Santa Fe, March 2009


"Migrate towards the path little by little...just keep moving over to it."
~ "Uncle Dale", proprietor of Artistic de Santa Fe

Candles inside the Church of Loretto, March 2009

and they encountered kindred spirits,
brushing past each other on the good red road


wooden statue of Joan of Arc, Santa Fe, March 2009

i come to the desert to take of clean pure waters and subtler magic.
the waters soothe my spirit and give me refreshment.

and i drink deeply.


Georgia O'Keeffe Museum facade, March 2009.

"[I try to capture] the unexplainable thing in nature that makes me feel the world is so big far beyond my understanding -- to understand maybe by trying to put it into form. To find the feeling of infinity on the horizon line or just over the next hill."
~ Georgia O'Keeffe, 1977


Along Canyon Road, March 2009

i belong here.

words and images flutter about like butterflies,
resting gently on your shoulders.


Near the Church of Loretto, March 2009

"In fact I think most pictures of the Southwest are to a great extent false because the painters get blinded into whiteness, make pale pictures where the real color of New Mexico is deep and strong...I only want to find whatever of the great spirit there is in the Southwest. If I can hold it on my canvas I am satisfied."
~ Robert Henri, 1923


Near Santa Fe's downtown square, March 2009.

"My people, we believe that all is one great circle...all of life is a circle. My finger is a circle and my wrist is a circle. The earth is a circle and so is the universe.

We are all connected. We are all one.
~ Rodey Lee Guerro, Navajo silversmith


One of Santa Fe's main drags, March 2009

it smells familiar here,
lavender and white copal and juniper
and something more.

an energy home.

i will return.


Dana Moore said...

did you ever make it here: www.ojospa.com?

i can't get enough of those healing waters. there almost every weekend!

Abiquiu is my favorite place in New Mexico. Jumped off 30 foot cliffs into the lake about a month ago. Desperately want to camp on top of the Padernal, the mesa O'Keefe said god would give to her if she painted it.

Kelly said...

no! i never did make it there but this is the first i'm learning of its existence. total bummer!

thrilled to hear you could also be a water baby! i'm a fish! my goal is to own a REALLY HUGE bathtub one day soon. happy to report--in case you ever make it out there--that montana has hot springs. i used to frequent symes hot springs, which resides in such quiet land that you can hear cattle lowing miles away.

when are you going to camp out on padernal? sounds super appealing!