As expected, this temporary move back to Santa Fe has shifted me out of the internet age. Our home has a wondrous 180 degree panorama south across New Mexico. At night you can watch the planets track an arc from left to right. I go to bed at dark and wake just before dawn. A new novel has kicked in, as though woken by the land here. Writing surprisingly neatly, it’s filling up the pages of my manuscript book. 600 words a day seems just about fine for now. Outside of that I’m back out on the land, exploring, trimming the trees, building fresh dams across the land to stop the runoff from the rains sweeping the topsoil away. Life has a natural rhythm again.
So please excuse me for not writing much for the blog just now, just this sort of staying in touch. Take it as an opportunity to peruse the multitude of pages on my website. Or better still, take a break and shut down your computer for a while. That whole world of electronic information is marvellous and beguiling, but it’s a real treat to be freed from its clutches for a while.