Less about quality, more about colours. Every colour here is actually present in New Mexican sunsets. This is actually not the best we have either :D
I’m not sure if it was the stark beauty, the people, or something in the air, but I fell in love with Santa Fe fast and hard. I was only in the Land of Enchantment for a day and it only took me that long to know that at some point in my life I need to live there. I swear if I wasn’t on a much longer road trip and college wasn’t looming over me I think I would have stayed there for months if not settling down there.
It would be easy to write off the connection to the city as a particularly lovely vacation day. Maybe if it was any other city I would be able to believe that too. Santa Fe is different though. Too many other people have blundered their way into it some way or another and felt the same way I do. There is a certain energy that coincides perfectly with the stark red mountains dotted with vibrant evergreens. This energy gives life to the land and the people and creates the perfect cocktail or art, religion, and individualism that is intoxicating.
My heart was captured by those bloody mountains, and it won’t be long until I go to retrieve it.
I went to Santa Fe and I think I fell in love but I can’t tell if it was with a person or the place. Maybe both. I found God in the desert. Life in the most unlikely place. Love in the eyes of a stranger.
Going to Santa Fe helped me find my faith and I left entirely shook up, but also much more sure of who I am. I need to go back, that much I know.