Missing Taos skies.
Sometimes I wish I had a ratty old Taos pick-up truck.(Instead of the brand new rental car, you get when you fly.) Tourista.
These old pick-ups are plentiful in Taos. Usually they are in some sort of restoration status. Judging by finished trucks, they are destined to be low riders with vibrant paint jobs.
But I would take that old truck and fit it for two retrievers in the front seat.( I wouldn't strap my dogs to the top of the vehicle, no matter how much money I had.) And we would drive around and take pictures of skies. And I would fit in. I can never be a Hispanic or Native look-alike. But with luck, I could pass as local. Maybe I need to dreadlock my hair... Hippie togs? No problem!
This window caught my attention in Taos. Fish. In Kansas, the universal sign for Christian. What does it mean in NM?
I have avoided Churches since I moved back to Lawrence. There are 3 churches, at least, in Lawrence that are liberal Christians. When I first moved back, 12 years ago, I was concerned that being a Christian meant you voted Republican. I am not so concerned about that now.
But there is a political Autumn coming up..I will be getting more and more political as elections come up.
Republican Biblical interpretation and the relationship to freedom to practice any religion given Constitutionally...well...That and a more liberal relationship to Jesus teachings, which many Republicans are not practicing, in my opinion. Um..I might be a lot more animated politically in the next few months. I might have to chime in as a Liberal Christian. I don't like it. But somebody has got to do it. And some will hate me for it. Jesus teachings. Taken word for word.
There are many religions and beliefs I honor. Every time I go to New Mexico and see those ladders, I think to myself an unlikely source...Led Zepplin. "...and we are climbing a stairway to Heaven". Or more traditionally, "We are climbing Jacob's Ladder"...Doesn't matter the source. I have a sort of stepping forth thing in front of me. Some things I just have to do.