It’s Happening Again

Taos Mountain in the snow and clouds

Taos Mountain, late Tuesday afternoon

Beautiful and terrifying, yes? Thank God we had a wood delivery this afternoon, the very piñon you see here. Pointing to the mountain after we’d unloaded, my wood guy said, “This is going to scare a lot of people. My phone is ringing off the hook…” That’s because the place he cut my load is inaccessible today, rendered so by rain and snow. The thing is, all at once it’s “winter” now. Just look at that—and tonight it drops to sixteen cold degrees.

It is the season of the bitch. Best to get this out right now and let it be. I will soak my body in a hot bath and pretend to learn.

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John Hamilton Farr lives in Taos, New Mexico, U.S.A. As New York Times best-selling author James C. Moore tells it in a review of John’s first book, Buffalo Lights is the work of a man attuned to the world who sees it differently than you and I and writes about it with a language and a vision of life that is impossible to ignore.” John is the author of BUFFALO LIGHTS, TAOS SOUL, ANOTHER DAY IN PARADISE, and THE HELEN CHRONICLES. He has been publishing online since 1996 (Zoo Zone, Farr Site, MacFaust, GRACK!, FarrFeed) and blogs regularly here at JHFARR.COM. His latest endeavor is the aptly-named GODDAMN BUFFALO at Substack. See also → John’s Twitter profile, Amazon Author Page, video channel at YouTube, and website photos at SmugMug. To email John, please see CONTACT INFO on About page.  

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