Years ago I discovered that if I sit down on the ground and look all around me, I cannot see any of the neighbors, they are hidden from my view by the stands of native sage brush and grasses. I am the only person in the world......... I live in solitude, peace, and self reliance. I farm the soil that grows my food, kings can do no more, but the best reason for living out in the middle of nowhere, second only to the kazillion stars that are overhead every night is the preclusion to their fiery, nightly show; the sunsets that grace the sky every evening. Sometimes I am too busy and forget to look up, there is just so much to get done before darkness sets in, but generally I stop and breath in the beauty that surrounds me. I watch the ending of a perfect day, the colors brilliant across the sky and then slowly fading into the muted tones of rest and rejuvenation. The stars peaking out one by one until the sky is filled with dancing specks of light guiding my footsteps along beaten paths through the garden. The plants close their leaves around them to keep warm through the chilly night. The lizards that run around my feet during the day are lying quiet waiting for the sun to warm them as the morning breaks. I hear the owls begin their nightly flight, the whoosh of wings as they hunt the creatures of the dark. They roost in the trees above me, their hoo- hoo-- hooooo lulls me to sleep. The night hawks that hover close to the ground and the bats that find their way through the crops with their high pitched calls of direction accompany me through the gardens.
Why do I live out in the middle of nowhere? To explain it....I can't, it is impossible to find the right words, they don't exist. It is a feeling, a sense of total awareness, I am one with the wind, the moon, the stars, the seasons, the cycle of life and death, I live out where I can truly believe, I can be true to myself, and..... I can watch the
I snapped this photo at the junction just as I was getting home from making a CSA delivery to town last Wednesday evening