Inspiration in the Mundane and Unceremonious

Each morning I enjoy a stroll around the historic Hot Springs area of Truth or Consequences.  As I set out, I look forward to delightful surprises - a mullein plant next to the sidewalk, cactus blooms, the sunrise reflecting on the Rio Grande, a conversation with a spa visitor, or greeting a neighbor.  Today was no exception.  

Though I've passed the intersection of Austin and Mims many times,  today I looked up and noticed something I had not seen previously - this patio cover of latillas with the ends carved and painted to resemble sharpened colored pencils. What a delight - something I've never seen before.  I love the humble and unceremonious ways that humanity's creative spirit delights and uplifts each of us. Thank you to the person who surrendered to their creative impulses becoming a vehicle for this wonderful patio cover.  I'm sure its creation uplifted you, but today it also brightened the world for me.  I'm thankful for this inspiration from the universe.    

Latillas that look like pencils.  At the corner of Austin and Mims in Truth or Consequences, NM.

Latillas that look like pencils.  At the corner of Austin and Mims in Truth or Consequences, NM.

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