Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Like bird chirps, or baby giggles, only more elusive

And then we steamrolled sedona. or sedona steamrolled us.
I got tangled up in the vortex, almost fell from a cliff so red it seemed like a figment of my devilish imagination.
I heard voices in the wind. Like bird chirps, or baby giggles, only more elusive. But still they spoke to me.
This desert somehow manages to be lush in all its dryness.

I tried meditating again, sitting on a flat-topped rock. I don't know how long I had to sit, but it felt like no time at all, and then, again, I was no longer trying. I was meditating. I didn't have to struggle to stop the thoughts from coming. There were no thoughts, just a tingly stillness and a glow. I felt a smile settle gently on my lips.

And I don't think I can eat another animal.

In fact, Daddy and I took a vegan vow. He says he will truly give up smelly French cheeses.

And then we talked about my mother. It was a heavy, but ultimately good conversation. I will tell you all about it later, beautiful beautiful people.


  1. i love this and can't wait to hear more.


  2. Just lovely, lovely, lovely.


  3. i have heard that the desert has a stunning magic to it if you know how to look.
    i wish someone would show it to me. all i see is hot dry dust and barrenness.

    there is an essay you MUST read. you'll see. you'll love it. it's called The Orrery by Barry Lopez, and if you can't find it, i have it and i'll type it out here or let you borrow it. it's that important, ok?

    and YES dog walking is one of my jobs. actually it is the best job in the history of ever.

    xx x

  4. Vegan, how completely wonderful. It sounds like you are having a very enlightened life :)

  5. Yes. I think anyone who isn't a vegan is an evil bastard!

    Best, Lizzie

  6. A good conversation with your dad? Progress!

    Much love,


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