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grace Forrest
New Mexico US
this blog is a journal recording the experience of having become a student of Jude Hill ~ Spirit Cloth
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this is going to be difficult to find words for, so i'll start out easy. so this is the drive to Magdalena and i am running Sonny, the 1983 Toyota truck Hard, we are maybe 10 , 15 mph over the speed limit and i am snapping pics through the... Continue reading
Posted 4 hours ago at windthread
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salt cedar sticks for hanging the Cloths tomorrow. I don't remember the exact space, so will cut them there. went to Mike and Thelma's to pick up the seedlings she got me from a small nursery in Albuquerque. Eggplant, Bell pepper and Yellow Hots. They're strong and fine. the Window... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at windthread
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the shelling peas are UP! no pics today. tomorrow. Danielle wants a pic of me to put on the blurb that will go on the wall near the Cloths. I worked on the words for that and they have been reduced to bare bones. Just bones of words and i... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at windthread
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the Thing i mentioned last night in the response to Jan's comment...the thing of Beauty, the Thing to hang on to... I thought about that today, what is it i mean by that, and it's a hope for a way to make all the Risky Buziness easier to bear....i want... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at windthread
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began this last evening. This morning added water to make it easier. But today, straightline 4o something mph WINDs so...it waits till tomorrow. For one of the Vitex. and this.... after all the "work" with trying to "get better" at Goat stuff, I look at this and realize that i... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at windthread
quote Kurt Vonnegut and Billy Pilgrim
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and so it goes
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yes. Barley. flourish, well, not quite at the point of flourishing, but....watching..... just this much is it's own Miracle for me
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it's bigger than the recent ones but is really, back to the size i worked with a while back. And size....Bigger is really in it's own way Easier. Smaller requires all kinds of thinking. and yes, Sunny Ray, today still, i walk around happy
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no...it isn't. What i "saw" was something so similar to Foxtail which is really a problem for any animal, dogs too the seed heads getting lodged in nostrils. I watch for them and pull them. but Bill says it's Barley.
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after morning feed, i went on to water the 3 new trees and then to the big pots where i'd planted the shelling peas around letting the water run slow, to not disturb the seeds that haven't come up yet squatting and gazing, the kind of gazing that isn't really... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at windthread
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i woke this morning to an Email from Jan the Dog Trainer. When she got back from Albuquerque last eve she noticed something different...and in her Doe Yard....another Goat, a tiny one!!!! One of her young does, 10 mos. old, there are two, from TenZen last year, one of her... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at windthread
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the google logo melting...how many of us in this country really care.....? I spent most of the day stitching. Nothing much to see because it was Invisible Stitch...the sky, which is almost finished. the patterned canyon and then the foothills tentatively stitched. And then...the dark mouth of the Arroyo where... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at windthread
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today is my daughter's birthday. 4o something years ago, i was in labor. She was face up. Would not turn. Took 21 hours. Sometimes slow, sometimes the total opposite. They wanted to turn her with forceps. I refused. I was Into It....i LOVED it....i was deleriously happy with it and... Continue reading
Posted Apr 21, 2016 at windthread
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from day break i think this is my most loved Cloth in certain ways. I want to go to where this Cloth was From and sit there awhile How many Crows? Are they just coming from the Crack in the Sky? or are there Many? today there is a shadow... Continue reading
Posted Apr 20, 2016 at windthread
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in a blue sky, this moment, pale, translucent white in a blue blue sky blue sky, still over in the East, across the ditch followed Sydney and Talulah over to Rudy's the mechanic's place in case Sydney's truck quit and also to bring them back to their house. Shared some... Continue reading
Posted Apr 19, 2016 at windthread
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Awkward. Awkward moments when it seems things just will be at a standstill. There is no next to be had. Often when beginning on work away days. Which today was. Often there's nothing to do but wait until a day can unfold from dark morning and release whatever it is... Continue reading
Posted Apr 18, 2016 at windthread
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these are at Bear Mountain. When i was there a couple weeks ago i got some. They are $2 . I can't capture the oh so vague hue of the photograph of some...such an almost invisible color, one a bluish, one a greenish but just so so so vague you... Continue reading
Posted Apr 17, 2016 at windthread
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it began with Oddness that i would never have imagined and well, not from the DAY, which only seems to Carry things....and i worked to let that Oddness go, to not let it be toxic There was the book signing at the Library in my town of Socorro this began... Continue reading
Posted Apr 16, 2016 at windthread
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On Being Krista Tippett interviews Craig Minowa of Cloud Cult. Please go listen. the Other Sides of things this is First Iris a Cloth that Patricia Spangler made that i bought from her. It's ordinarily on the wall, just to my right as i sit at this screen. I look... Continue reading
Posted Apr 15, 2016 at windthread
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drawn really fast on a print out, just to see how it feels. The crows don't really look like crows, the lizards look more like elongated tadpoles, but just to see Continue reading
Posted Apr 14, 2016 at windthread
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this is what's on the other side of the fence along the Buck Yards....that acre that a while back i talked about maybe buying if ever any money comes from the Old Cowboy. Buy it only because Charlotte who owns it has begun thinking of selling it. None of her... Continue reading
Posted Apr 13, 2016 at windthread
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i know rain on this New Mexico Olive in the morning as i brush against it taking feed to the far bowl in Nogal and TenZen's yard. The raindrops this morning, double click, were like jewels i know Kochia, the DOMINANT weed here, always here, always dominating and this year... Continue reading
Posted Apr 12, 2016 at windthread
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they had arrived together, Sixteen Writers On The Decision NOT To Have Kids and it's just WONDER...FULL that i read 16 Writers first. It was easy and fast and so much energizing, reading what women in their earlier years in this life say, reading the arrangement of the essays that... Continue reading
Posted Apr 11, 2016 at windthread
i will be VERY interested in what you find in the book, Kristin i know you from a long time now. I look forward to hearing.
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