June 13, 2011 at 12:26 PM
Yes there are naysayers who believe their poverty exempts them from any responsibility for creating wonder and beauty in their lives.
Mary MacIntyre writes incessantly, is an avid photographer, and a classic health food nut.
Chickens Scratch dirt for bugs and food
Chickens scratch dirt for bugs and food
poets walk in circles
or rest on stone benches
for random verse
ah to rest my weary feet
listen to bees hum and birds sing
rare fauna sparks
hey look at the tiny white flower
against green slender leaves
and black mulch soil
how many people
this spectacular composition
the rest pause before
of distant oasises.
Behind closed doors
In Santa Fe NM, almost anything is possible with a little imagination. Fortunately, creative types lurk behind every barstool, garden, park bench, and even in retail stores. Yes there are naysayers who believe their poverty exempts them from any responsibility for creating wonder and beauty in their lives. No blame here, poverty of mind and pocket can really seem like a heavy burden.
In Santa Fe magic could be mistaken as real. Start taking a walk through any part of town, and witness the vast diversity of landscaping wonders. Wish these were your yards? Can't afford the time or money to create your own flora masterpiece? Connect with the gracious folks at Santa Fe Botanical Garden and volunteer. The city becomes your playground. You learn about the secret spots, the gardens and as much as you want about design and native plants.
Volunteers meet a great group of people, have plenty of opportunity to exercise, and may discover the powerful healing of nature and earth. Most important the opportunity to step out of one reality into a grounded magical playground simply feels fantastic. Try it on for size. Perhaps one can change her world. Call: 505.471.9103 to see what volunteers are needed.