Gaze long above and feel the cold air hit you from the west! You may need to go sit in the car or get another layer. (That’s okay, my wife did both.)
The photo is the truth. So much else is not! Those huge rocks on the right are the backside of the Brazos Cliffs, so huge you’d run right off the road if you could see—fortunately not visible from this point on US 64, 3,000 ft above Tierra Amarilla (a place you ought to know about).
I’m in a better place now, and these experiences help. It’s easier to find time to write because I’ve discovered that I’m valuable and have a life. That’s all it took, and bam, I’m not reading all the news or opening my Twitter app as much.
Automatic, like the wind.