June 13, 2011 at 12:26 PM

Changes in Reality

Yes there are naysayers who believe their poverty exempts them from any responsibility for creating wonder and beauty in their lives.

By Mary MacIntyre

Poetically Hungry

Mary MacIntyre writes incessantly, is an avid photographer, and a classic health food nut.

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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

will notice

this spectacular composition

the rest   pause   before

the crescendo?

waterfall

evokes memories

of distant oasises.

 

Behind closed doors

sanctuaries

disguise

drought hungry

deserts.

 

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.

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