Raindrop

allofus
FIRST SEED, detail, ceramic,earth,nail,wood
____________________________________

.

Skittering around the hood these days as yellow leaves are dripping from impossibly blue skies

I see that I am now a “fixture” in the downtown SantaFe scene.

Folks recognize me now and feel an ease in extending themselves to chat a bit.

Yesterday as I rolled down a crowded morning sidewalk,

My mind working overtime to negotiate strollers, screen-hypnotized lost-looking tourists and garbage bins

Two disheveled young guys quickly passed me by saying “we love you..”

I recognized them as teenagers part of a tight knit group of cronies who gather at a particular park bench doing what they do.

The street was far too crowded to revolve my chair around to acknowledge them so I just rolled on letting in the surprise pleasure of their gift.

Today as I waited in line for coffee a precious 5 year old girl was enchanted with Emma.

“What is your dog’s middle name?” she asked me with utter self-possession unknown to most adults.

“Well..I didn’t think to give her one. Can you think of something?”

Without a hitch comes: “Raindrop.”

Emma Raindrop Aten.

On the plaza a bit later I sat in the sunshine, ERA on my lap sleeping under the tails of my burnt orange velvet shawl.

A woman paced wildly to and fro on the central bandstand whipping her arms around as she pleaded for our salvation. She was quite adamant and off-putting to me as I felt very ‘saved’ already and so I found a quiet spot to enjoy my inner state of being which felt perfectly still and satisfied, steeped in gratitude and the wonder of it all.

Still and satisfied.

Steeped in gratitude.

comments

5 Responses to “Raindrop”

  1. Alexandra Eldridge on October 15th, 2016

    And I am so grateful for your blog!! xx

  2. Adele on October 16th, 2016

    What a perfect middle name xxxxxxxx

  3. gerry harty on October 16th, 2016

    Now it can be said that officially Emma is a true Native American!!!

  4. Dominique Mazeaud on October 16th, 2016

    I won’t be a 5-year old, or a teenager, or a woman mad for salvation, but some day, I’d like to be on your downtown path and say a big heart-felt hello,

  5. Jann Tenenbaum on October 17th, 2016

    Wonderful. I am always so relaxed and also inspired after I read anything you have written. Sometimes I can’t believe how you put something so complex and visual in one line of writing. You, and your writing are so impressive. Love you heart and soul, jann.

Leave a Reply