I walked out past the last house — past the last locust tree — and sat on the fence for a long time — looking — just looking at — the lightning — you see there was nothing but sky and flat prairie land — land that seems more like the ocean than anything else I know — There was a wonderful moon.
Well I just sat there and had a great time all by myself
Last night couldn't sleep till after four in the morning — I had been out to the canyon all afternoon — till late at night — wonderful color — I wish I could tell you how big — and with the night the colors deeper and darker
Then the moon rose right up out of the ground after we got out on the plains again — battered a little where he bumped his head but enormous — There was no wind — it was just big and still — so very big and still — long legged jack rabbits hopping across in front of the light as we passed — A great place to see the night time because there is nothing else.
Tonight I walked into the sunset — to mail some letters — the whole sky — and there is so much of it out here — was just blazing — and grey blue clouds were riding all through the holiness of it …
There is something wonderful about the bigness and the lonelyness and the windyness of it all
Im so glad Im out here — I can’t tell you how much I like it.
all passages excerpted from LOVINGLY GEORGIA. wish I had it in the desert, but I just found it HERE on brain pickings when i went hunting for something else. will order for next time! i do love reading letters especially when they match so well with what i'm feeling & thinking.