Monthly Archives: December 2010

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THE LATEST TIME

In the distance of the night, and the earliest morning, some time in the crossing from one day to another. I was just up. I thought to look at the eclipse, but there were clouds and the raining movements covered … Continue reading

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THE STORM BREACH

NOW, out there, the winds rip and ring the shore like cold waves, rippling. There is a sound in the trees, the waterline that is a rushing fury, I can hear it close, and I can hear it far — … Continue reading

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THE BALANCE OF CHANGE

Being in New Mexico, climbing mesa, reaching out to the tall sky, looking out to the distance horizon, I stacked the measurement of the moment. That idea of creating something — a memento of the moment, stacking stones in the … Continue reading

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Cosmic Architecture

The world mantel and the heaven tent: the canopy of the sky When I was in college, I’d written a paper on the idea of cosmography in architecture — (kosmos + graphos, from the Greek) the idea that architecture is … Continue reading

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THE LADDER

THE LADDER As I study the old adobe structures, that look like boulders and slumped stone, polished in the winds and sun of the ranges of New Mexico, the plains that bake in the clearest, azure skies — there’s a … Continue reading

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The Leap

The leap — any jump, the reach, the leap out into the blue — it’s that moment when all unfolds in risk and adventure — but in the burst of imagination, it all must be placed there. Jump into the … Continue reading

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The Meditation

The Meditation When you are standing, looking out into the sky — westward, the sun, a cauldron, the clouds swirl — every moment is a new revelation; everything is in flux, the flow of the skyward mists. And sometimes, it’s … Continue reading

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LOOKING SACRED

LOOKING SACRED | NEW MEXICO There’s surely something to the sanctity of the ground here — out, the plains, the sky, the mesa, the long reach — the endless road to the iced horizon; incredible. But there is, too, the … Continue reading

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THE SIGN WITH NO NAME

New Mexico Heading out to a monastery out in the wilderness, I saw a sign — far off road, with a view beyond to the mesa of the south. I was struck by this sign, which seemed to be saying … Continue reading

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THE GHOST

THE GHOST | GHOST RANCH In the deep dreams of New Mexico, I was thinking about a visitation, a ghost, a spirit, that reached out during a thundering storm — lightning flashing — and during that flash, there she was, … Continue reading

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