S: Tecopa Hot Springs, a quiet moment.
BC: By Wendy (Pepper) Schuss Paraglidingconfessions.com
FC: Tecopa Hot Springs | A quiet moment.
1: There are no maps. There are no guides. There is silence and exploration. Like a child, we find new corners, new friends, new experience, a new planet for ourselves and a talisman to remember it by.
2: In the desert the sun is a harsh mistress and judges quickly those who leave husbandry for a later time.
4: It might be here forever. Or until tomorrow.... Whichever.
5: A landscape. A freedom, A deep breath.
8: It's a tiny, dusty town population one hundred. There's only a bistro (open on the weekends , cash only), a community center that makes a $5 lunch for whoever wants (it's really the senior center), and a bunch of hot springs. Honestly, that's pretty much it. | The bistro is blue, has seven or eight tables, a mish-mash of furniture, stacks of books and CDs and a handful of dim lights.. candles. It feels like an old friends home... especially when there are old friends here.
9: They cannot scare me with their empty spaces Between stars - on stars where no human race is. I have it in me so much nearer home To scare myself with my own desert places. RobertFrost
12: Dumont Dunes. A fifteen minute.. or a week-long adventure.
15: Break me, I am bread. I will be the water for your thirst. Benjamin Alire Sáenz
17: I settle into a chair on my patio, pull up a warm blanket and close my eyes in the cool night air. I listen to the coyotes yipping a hunt in the black, star speckled emptiness.. the only thing breaking the silence of the desert.. that and some frogs. I drift off.