Things I Can’t Believe

south Taos scene

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I can’t believe how good it looks, for all the lunacy and exile boojum soaked into the ground. I can’t believe that elm tree hasn’t fallen yet and taken out the wall. I can’t believe a bear broke half a pear tree down right after I moved in, and the rest took ten years to die. I can’t believe I clean the chimney with a stick. I can’t believe the piñon burns so hot. I can’t believe this works so well, for all the useless desperation of the past. New Mexico, they got this down. The basic stuff was always here.

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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.  

  • Rita October 28, 2014, 12:54 PM

    I can’t believe that you have not found a house yet.

    • JHF October 28, 2014, 1:10 PM

      No kidding. On the other hand, look at that view! But the main thing is, it’s been stable. This is a hard town for housing, either renting or buying, for a lot of different reasons. That alone has made me want to flee before. As it stands now, I’d be happy to buy a place.

      • Rita October 28, 2014, 1:17 PM

        Is it out-of-the-question to buy a piece of land and build on it?

        • JHF October 28, 2014, 1:25 PM

          No, not at all. Might give me something fun to look at!

  • bethie October 28, 2014, 8:34 PM

    I always go back to JHFarr and Richard Brautigan. Love you John. Hi to Kathy! xoxo

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