Tonight we are in New Mexico. Yesterday Arizona and California. Tomorrow Texas. The day after whatever in the hell state is next….eventually…..four days max….Florida.
I am editing the last pages of the next book as we drive, monitoring the economy, calling “people”, keeping my mom and dad abreast, my grown babies, working with a web designer, working on the novel after the next one, writing poems, worried about my horrid travel diet, watching people as I pump gas, sick of thin sheets, wearing the same clothes….no lie….for a week, finally washed my hair, last night dreamed I was fishing with a net in Mexico and all the people had on funny pants, thinking about honest emotions, answering emails from $59 hotels and just before sunset….
Driving into New Mexico the colors of the sunset blending into the night sky….ribbons of red and orange and pink…..snow topped mountais…lines of sagebrush standing guard against the winter cold….hundreds of miles of light and rock and wind and life…..all I can think of are happy endings, hope, dreams on a string, all good things.
Even as my rear end hurts and tonight the sheets are still thin.
I have the sunset and there will be one tomorrow.