Veggie Voyagers

Couple travelled 30 states and 3 Canadian provinces between 7/07 and 5/08 running their 1987 Ford truck on straight veggie oil. The blog continues with a focus on the natural world and energy politics from a personal perspective

Friday, October 14, 2011

Delights of the Desert

The desert is often sacrificed as if life didn't thrive there but it does. We went wandering where diversity thrives in the foothills and around the springs where there is fascinating variety. We also had fun with the odd things we found--like Eleanor with this "Portajane" (perfect for Code Pink.)
We went above a sprawling Nevada prison (in line with Yucca Mt., the Nevada Nuclear Test Site, Nellis AFB and Creech AFB down that long Hwy 95 corridor into Las Vegas) into joshua tree and wild horse country to watch the horses from the road as they watched us back. We joked about the dead horse that wasn't-- one was flat on her side without even an ear twitch and her belly looked bloated. We were very sad about her until she stood up and walked away...
This is a line-up of earthly Code Pink goddesses of this high point of my life.. Funny, creative Liz; thoughtful, grounded Renay, the already praised Toby, Maggie who I didn't get to know well, and pragmatic, fabulous cooking Eleanore.
Lastly, I want to mention that which is foreign, that which frightens or keeps us hesitant. This goddess statue of Sekhmet ( I felt that distance from--thought it edgy and weird. Right before I left I spent a short time in the Goddess Temple and had a really strong resonance about my own life power (what gets in the way, the particular strain of who I am and how power expresses through me..) and just want to quote to you what the plaque at the base says: MAY WOMEN TAKE OUR POWER AND BE STRONG AS THE LIONESS GIVING BIRTH TO THE FUTURE. These are times when we need to know our resources and make use of them. Each has a responsibility and a calling.


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