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.