We must remember the worlds
our ancestors traveled.
Always wear the songs they gave us.
Remember we are made of prayers.
Now we leave wrapped in blankets
of love and wisdom.
~Luci Tapahanso Dine (Navajo)
Santa Fe is now a beautiful memory after six wonderful weeks. To honor our time there, today’s short post focuses on native American arts.
Luci Tapahanso is a Navajo poet and was the first poet laureate of the Navajo Nation. Her work is created in her native language and then translated, which gives it a unique structure.
The painting below is by artist Rick Bartow, who died earlier this year. It’s from a exhibition called Things You Know But Cannot Explain at one of my favorite places, the Museum of Contemporary Native Arts in Santa Fe.
We thank our friends Bernie and Henry and their dogs, Will and Grace, and my friend Carole, for making our time in Santa Fe extra special. We appreciate our visit from Lee and Charles, who are always great weekend companions. And we bid only a temporary farewell to Santa Fe, as we plan to spend next October and November here in our beautiful fall home away from home.