Montana Wolf

Friday, May 21, 2010

Snip. No Tethers.

The Rio Grande
Chama River
Navajo
Coyote Creek
Blanca River
San Juan
Cat Creek

I departed Taos; left behind adobe walls framed with apricot blossoms, splintered window frames of faded turquoise, horse pastures of peace in the middle of town. I drove across the Rio Grande Gorge bridge steeped in memory of my pilgrimage into the Sangre de Cristo's and my homecoming with Grandmother Tree. Her advice: don't rush. Don't push the river. I'd been doing just that. Squeezing my brain cells for answers to the discontent that roiled around inside. I didn't need to worry. Metaphor gushed from spring thaw in the southern Rockies. Snow melt, overflowing ditches, impromptu streams of riled waters. The forces of nature combined and surrounded me as I traveled west towards Mancos and frozen energies let loose.

Devil Creek
Piedra River
Saul's Creek

One by one I crossed their cold wetness. I was Mancos-bound on May 10. Mercury, ruler of communications and travel, came out of retrograde the next day; added cosmic heat to the energies of thaw. Five days later I gave 3 weeks notice on my job and made plans for a pilgrimage to British Colombia and Alaska. Christina unleashed.

I am unbearably excited; I am paralyzed, at times, with fear when I think of money. Or lack of. But the constant faith in this decision holds firm. Something unexplainable is at the helm. It's called the soul and I need to stay out of her way.

Los Pinos
Dry Creek
Florida River
The Animas

Huge cosmic shifts are set to occur this summer, especially from June 26-August 21st, sparking volatility in the earth, weather, personal relationships, political and economic realms. "Be careful out there," writes my sister-friend Carole as I load the trailer and prepare to depart for her home in Kaslo, BC. Tensions begin to heat up June 5th but I find it fascinating that the day of my departure, new moon on June 12th, is the only easy time predicted for this time period. June 12-18th is relegated as a good travel window.

Lightner Creek
Cherry Creek.
The precious Mancos River.

Three weeks and counting. I need to make an appointment with the vet for Teak's certificate of good health for the Canadian border crossing. The list grows.

3 comments:

  1. "Snip. No Tethers." The title makes my stomach drop. You paint with such vivid color, Christina. I look forward to following your trail as you move up into that country I would love to see but probably will not, but through your ~words~ ...
    Travel safely, my friend.
    ~lea

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  2. come on baby, drive north... with the self you love...

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