field notes (11.1.17)

Reading: BRAVING THE WILDERNESS by Brene Brown, GREEN GRASS OF WYOMING by Mary O’Hara, THE LIVING MOUNTAIN by Nan Shepherd

There were two ways you could look at things. One way, you really saw nothing at all, because you looked at it as one whole things and just drifted away into it and forgot everything. The other way you took it apart and looked at everything separately and then it came to life. Now he looked around and took it apart. The stones turned into squat grey bunnies almost underfoot. Those nubbly points on tops of rocks were whistling pigs standing on their hind legs and looking searchingly out of little, old men’s faces. Those big tufts on the wild currant were two hawks  watching for gopher. The twist on the top of the trunk of the big pine was an eagle. All this was familiar. All this was home. In his looking and searching, there was also the wonder of what was not yet to be seen but might show up at any moment.” – from GREEN GRASS OF WYOMING by Mary O’Hara

Remember: go slow to go fast

I still like the way I see things best.” – Georgia O’Keeffe

Grateful for slow, lingering visits to the Santa Fe Children’s Museum, Wheelwright Museum of the American Indian (my FAVORITE!), Museum of Indian Arts and Culture, and the Museum of International Folk Art.

To create one’s own world takes courage.” – Georgia O’Keeffe

If you can believe in what you are and keep to your line – that is the most one can do with life.” – Georgia O’Keeffe

New favorite word: soughed