The joys keep multiplying this week. I’ve been vacationing in New Mexico for the past several days. The beauty is breathtaking. The scenes–spectacular. Here are five special joys from the past week, in pictures. Street artists who let you buy affordable art, Georgia O’Keefe’s “special mountain”, teachers extraordinaire Elizabeth Bunsen and Orly Alverini, a street singer in Taos, and a working pallet from the artist Umi in Santa Fe . All inspiring. All reminders of opportunities and relationships and connections. I hope you find the awe in everyday. It’s everywhere.
My friend Care and I made a pilgrimage of sorts to the el Sanctuario de Chimayo on our way to Taos.
I wanted to collect “holy dirt” and expected to see one chapel there. Turns out there were several chapels, an artisan area, many spaces for meditation and reflection.
I found myself trying to memorize the surroundings because pictures were not allowed inside.
As I stood before an altar, suddenly Care started singing. Hail Mary… it was one of those moments you know you will always remember.
Beautiful sacred moments on a little out of the way place in NM.
I stood in an area of Canton Road and touched a $27,000 statue of Ghandi. I received a text from my son where are you now and that was so cool because I had just thought of him that same second. I need to send him a pic of this. And there he was, virtually with me.