Growing up in Germany, I am amazed at how attracted I am to the desert, be it high desert or low desert. There is something in the starkness of the landscape, in the intensity of live that appeals to me. I’ve spent quite a bit of time in the desert areas of Eastern California. Owens Valley, Death Vally and the Mojave Desert are places that I am familiar with, that feel like home. And yes, I admit, I would not want to live there throughout the year. The summers are just too hot for me who is already a ‘warmblood’. These are places where I “recharge my batteries”. They nurture me, they inspire me.
Currently, I live in the high desert of Northern New Mexico, in the boonies. I cherish the vastness of the landscape that surrounds me while also being contained, at the horizon, through mountains. In the past year, I have come to realize how much the landscape has invited me to be(come) space and how that spaciousness is increasing my awareness; an awareness I am demanding now more and more, aggressive awareness. Awareness piques my curiosity and leads to questions……. magic is in the air.