Friday, October 17, 2014

my heart takes me home











And just like that, I find myself back in that crazy place of heat and sun and thundering storms, that place of endless mystery and hard beauty. That place I feel more connected to than any place I've ever been. That place that tests me and rewards me.
I learn the secrets behind every rock, in every cave. I wander the rim of the mesa. I travel to the end of every dirt road.
It's something I don't question, I just accept. It's where my heart is, it's where I will always return, and it's where a part of me never leaves.
I'd say I'm the lucky one in this relationship. Oh yeah.

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  1. love that first photo. and the third one. and the seventh and eighth photos.
    love them all, in fact.
    and your sweet poetic statement on belonging.
    what a post. i love it all.

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    1. Thank you! I love that you loved it all! I do tend to get a little overwhelmed by the strength of my own emotion over this place.xx

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  2. ah....you're back in your happy place, so awesome to see.
    Thanks for sharing it with us. You're connection to this place certainly is something to be celebrated!
    You know your mesa does look very similar to a lot of inland Australia. It would be interesting one day to see what you think of that corner of the world. :)

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    1. It sure is my happy place....for thirty years and counting! It's a true love story!
      I've often wondered about the Australian desert....the secrets, the culture, the history. Some day we just may find ourselves exploring those places! : )

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    2. I find visiting inland Australia a pretty spiritual experience, there really is something about the landscape. Perhaps its how old it is, it has a real sense of history. Unlike the coastal strip which is so young in comparison. Interesting isn't it?

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    3. Same here. Walking across the desert IS a spiritual experience. So much culture, history, life, and death. It's finding animal bones and prehistoric ruins. It's becoming one with nature. It's also the overwhelming silence and harsh beauty of the landscape. I'm going on and on here, but I am so in love with this place!

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  3. Beautiful words, straight from your soul. I can't help but think that your fur babies are two of the luckiest dogs in the world!! So wonderful!!!!! xoxo

    ~ Wendy

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    1. It's that beautiful place that inspires me! Glad you are along for the adventure! And those dogs--spoiled rotten. Wouldn't have it any other way! xx

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  4. The spaces that our hearts call home are so wildly different, yet each so beautiful and vital to who we are.
    Long may you roam, beauty. And someday let's roam together, shall we?
    xx

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    1. Our hearts are reflected in the wildness of Nature around us. And yes, we certainly shall roam together one day! xx

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