Colfax County Pronghorn Prayer

pronghorn outside Cimarron, NM

Afternoon of the Antelope

Sometimes I can’t believe how lucky I am to be here. Other times I want to shoot myself, but still. I think the lucky stuff is winning out. It’s kind of been a long time. I used to drive to Washington, D.C. and Baltimore. The freeways were all walled in. You couldn’t see a thing. I told myself, that’s just crazy, this is no damn way to live. We saw this guy just south of Cimarron about sixty miles from Taos. I only passed one car going our direction. Wild animals beside the road. There’s still no snow, my wife is beautiful, and I’m not dead. Sometimes I can’t believe it, you know, how lucky I am.

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John Hamilton Farr lives in Taos, New Mexico, U.S.A. with his classical pianist wife. “Possibly the only place I can get away with this,” he says. As New York Times best-selling author James C. Moore (Bush’s Brain) put 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. 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.  

  • christian ienni October 26, 2014, 1:17 AM

    as long as you’re still here to be so lucky, and conscious enough to recognize it, i’d say you’re ahead in the game. 🙂

  • Rita October 26, 2014, 1:26 AM

    Yes. You are lucky, but please also acknowledge that you have earned it. All of it – the beautiful wife especially. Of course I do not know how you pulled it off, but I have plenty of women friends who dumped their husbands for good reason, and I feel certain that it is no accident that you are still married. I love it when you sing her praises in your blog. It even brings a tear to my eye sometimes. I think we all just want to be adored, basically. Is there anything else that matters as much as that – to have someone to love who loves you back?

  • Rita October 26, 2014, 1:28 AM

    And very cool photo. Thanks for that.

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