Wednesday, March 7, 2012

After the Storm...

The wind has quit moaning through the windows. The rig has quit shaking. The sun came up through a pale amber haze.

Looking straight up I see blue sky. Drop my eyes and Look across the desert... the mountains are lost in a dusty haze. It's going to take a while for that to settle.

The scent of dust hangs heavy in the air, and a blanket of fine, flour like, gritty, dust coats everything. You can feel it when you walk across the floor.

I'm not sure which is worse, a blizzard or a desert wind storm.

Time for a few days of spring cleaning and repacking maybe. There's plenty of work to be done on the new book. Ride my scooter. Walk across the open land... Just breathe while the dust settles... weigh our options...

... and let the world stew in its own juice... without me.

Born badly out of season, into a world I seldom fit... I'm far better off, out in Far Country.

With My Eyes on the Horizon
Brian


8 comments:

Billy Bob said...

I think that's everybodys dream to live a life of contentment, quiet, away from the hussle bussle an' "git off my back". Liv'n in a Rv gives a person that option, where city dwellers have no option.
It's a good life.

Brian said...

Yes sir. Out here, it is.

Mark Johnson said...

We are, after all, just dust in the wind...

stillhowlyn said...

You have a brilliant way with words, Brian. From fellow boondockers out here near Ajo, AZ.

Cindy Kingma said...

You sound wistful today, Brian, but content; so take your great days ahead, out there in the desert or anywhere, and never think you are out of step with the world. ITS out of step with most of the finer people of this world. Always stay with what you know and feel the most comfortable with. Its where you SHINE!!!

southern sunshine said...

I have been reading your blog for a long time and never have felt compelled to leave a comment and have always enjoyed following you immensly. But I would love to make all in my acquaintance read your last three posts, as you have so eloquently voiced what most Americans feel. You have managed put it in words that most of us are unable to. Thank you and keep up the good work!!!!

Brian said...

Thank You very much. I will do my best

Anonymous said...

Brian, your last 3 0r 4 blogs were so thought provoking.Your verbal skills are only equalled by your typing abilities.Dont want to make you feel bad but I believe you did not mention an important part of your life which allowed you to be what you are. Not only you but most of us who are or have been married. Heidei or herself as you occasionaly refer to her played a big role here. I also know you also know of what you speak, because you have been on both sides of the barbed wire, as such. I hhave been reading you long enough to remember when every blog was about your mega truck and all the toys you were buying it. Your thughts were consumed with what more you could spend on it. Then came the Heidi rebellion which made you realize what was really important in your life. Most of us who have been married have been through such moments which allows us to realize what is truely important. Just a sidenote, I have a friend who came into mega bucks and he says now that he could buy anything he once wanted, its no longer important now that he can afford it. He also laments the fine dining and wine that he can now afford he cannot do as his stomach cant tolerate it. Keep up the good work as you get it and we appreciate it.