PERSONAL ESSAYS AND VISIONS from 7,000 feet. Twenty years in the Terrible High Desert™ and mountains of northern New Mexico haven’t killed me yet. Go figure. For some of us who end up here, the starkness is a kind of medicine. The veil’s not only thin but ripped to shreds…
From the introduction to ANOTHER DAY IN PARADISE: Notes from Taos:
“You're one of the few who arrived and immediately experienced the spiritual imagination of the place and appreciated it in an articulate and instinctive way. What intrigues me is how many people move here and are tone deaf. I can't figure out why they are here since they might as well live in Colorado: beautiful but soulless...the chthonic spirits are absent. ‘Course sometimes a man needs relief from the resonating spirits. They can drive you mad.”
-Bill Whaley: Taos writer (GRINGO LESSONS), publisher (The Horse Fly)
There’s something alien and ancient here that doesn’t need us. Subscribe to this and you will have a taste.
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