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Many people don’t understand my love of the mountains. It takes a kindred spirit to comprehend what the mountains can do for your own mental well being. I have met a few, like Allison of Pinetown’s First Lady Living Life in Lassen County in the White House. Then today, I met another kindred spirit, in person. Another mountain person transplanted to the flatlands of Texas.
It was kind of funny how we got on the subject. I was installing a new kitchen faucet for them, and we got to talking about their Chihuahua. Of course I had to show them Chihuatude, from there I showed them this blog. They told me they were from the mountains of New Mexico, and had lived in a small town near the Taos area. Well of course I had to say that my Mother lived in Questa, and the look on their face was wonderful. They had lived not far away, in an area just the other side of Red River, at the base of Bob Cat Pass.
We got to talking about Colorado, and all the places they had been. Then of course we had to discuss how much we all missed the mountains. There is something completely comforting about having the majestic mountains surrounding you. It’s hard to explain, but there is that subconscious security blanket, at least for me, in the mountains. The fresh clean, somewhat thin, air that seems to rejuvenate my spirit. The absolutely beautiful scenery, and breathtaking vistas. Even the deceptively severe cold is something I miss.
I wish it were possible to go visit more often, but it has been so long, nearly 2 years since I have been to New Mexico, and it seems a little longer since I went back to Colorado. With the slow economy, I have to be careful about my spending, just like everybody else. I guess one of these days, I’m just going to have to figure out how to save up the money for a week long trip. That way I can go back home, and come back through New Mexico.
For now I will just have to keep dreaming of my mountains, and letting my memories take me home.
Quote of the Day:
The deeper that sorrow carves into your being, the more joy you can contain.