today we took a drive, to see some country around taos.
and our road led us to a hot springs, which meant stopping for a good soak.
getting to the springs meant a rocky walk down into the gorge.
nature seemed settled & quiet into winter silence.
my heart keeps leading me back to this place.
I never intended to live anywhere but my kansas plains.
and now, when I consider the future, and how it might mean living here with the wide, open desert always nearby, and these old, sloping mountains always in view, it seems like a chapter I wasn't expecting but maybe needed to find.
the challenge would be in feeling so far away from home, while also being someplace I would be calling home.