We are back in Angel Fire. Like an old friend, the unparalleled Moreno Valley unfolded before us, wrapping us in its crisp evergreen embrace.
I have been to several places since we were last here, and I now know enough now to know this is a very special place to us. We have not found anything like it.
The quiet is so expansive I feel like I breathe deeper. My mind is clear and I feel more connected. Perhaps this is what untouched nature does for one’s soul?
The quiet is filled with the songs of birds and frogs, rain, and wind. I can hear all of it so clearly. Perhaps I am not quite the city girl I thought I was. There might not be a WalMart here, but Spirit feels so close…
Memories of Noelle and Sterling a year ago flooded back. He was still a babe in a sling, she a budding two year old. And I was thinking how he will be that two year old next year when we come.
I can say as much as I love my babies, I do not leave the baby stage behind with any wistfulness. It can become a bit difficult for a personality like mine that loves to adventure. But there is nothing like the bond that develops during that time. It lasts a lifetime.
But the two year old phase. Now I miss that. When a child starts to speak and understand so fully, oh it is magical. And they begin to love the adventures. Three year old Noelle is even more amazing. She is like a fish in water with travel. I know I will miss her too, next year.
I am watching now as Sterling is beginning to put his world together, put our words together. The magic is beginning and I can’t wait to see what he he has been waiting to tell me:)