Passion–Los Poblanos Fields
I guess it’s because of the superlatives of the experience that I am often left speechless on a favorite walk that I like to take at sunset. I find myself repeating a mantra born of this very experience: I will never take my life for granted, I will never take my life for granted, I will always love you, I will always love… The walk is within the city limits of Albuquerque, but lose yourself there in 140 acres of fields and organic farms.
On this walk I am reminded of the cyclical nature of life, and the cycles in my life. Just after sunset the wintering Sandhill Cranes, in flocks of hundreds, take flight to their night time roosting grounds in the riparian forest along the Rio Grande River. At this same moment, the Sandia Mountains turn a shimmery alpenglow pink, and the massive cottonwood tree embraces me. What is it about natural phenomena that root us in our soul?
I walk at sunset at the fields to be in the experience of a cycle that reminds me how the ends of things can be glorious, beautiful and fleeting… and to one more time awaken my soul.