Place.

August 17, 2012 § Leave a comment

“Regular maps have few surprises: their contour lines reveal where the Andes are, and are reasonably clear. More precious, though, are the unpublished maps we make ourselves, of our city, our place, our daily world, our life; those maps of our private world we use every day; here I was happy, in that place I left my coat behind after a party, that is where I met my love; I cried there once, I was heartsore; but felt better round the corner once I saw the hills of Fife across the Forth, things of that sort, our personal memories, that make the private tapestry of our lives.”  – Alexander McCall Smith

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Land for Sale near Tierra Amarilla

http://www.landsofnewmexico.com/land-for-sale/152-acres-in-Rio-Arriba-County-New-Mexico/id/974792

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“It is in providing outward display for things and pathways as they exist within the horizons of landscape that places enable memories to become inwardly inscribed and possessed: made one with the memorial self. The visibility without becomes part of the invisibility within.”  – Edward Casey

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View up the Chama Valley toward Colorado from Tierra Amarilla

http://desertsea.blogspot.com/2009/07/cloudscapes-northern-rio-arriba-county.html

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“It is a pity indeed to travel and not get this essential sense of landscape values. You do not need a sixth sense for it. It is there if you just close your eyes and breathe softly through your nose; you will hear the whispered message, for all landscapes ask the same question in the same whisper. ‘I am watching you — are you watching yourself in me?’ Most travelers hurry too much…the great thing is to try and travel with the eyes of the spirit wide open, and not to much factual information. To tune in, without reverence, idly — but with real inward attention. It is to be had for the feeling…you can extract the essence of a place once you know how. If you just get as still as a needle, you’ll be there.”  – Lawrence Durrell

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TIERRA AMARILLA NM Land

http://www.unitedcountry.com/RecreationalProperty/NewMexico/results.htm

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“Where you come from is gone, where you thought you were going to was never there, and where you are is no good unless you can get away from it. Where is there a place for you to be? No place… Nothing outside you can give you any place… In yourself right now is all the place you’ve got.”  – Flannery O’Connor

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Creek near Tierra Amarilla NM

http://www.homes.com/Agent/3738955/Michele-Marino/

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“Love makes you see a place differently, just as you hold differently an object that belongs to someone you love. If you know one landscape well, you will look at all other landscapes differently. And if you learn to love one place, sometimes you can also learn to love another.”  – Anne Michaels

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Echo Amphitheatre near Abiquiu NM

http://activerain.com/blogsview/1919345/echo-amphitheatre-near-abiquiu-nm

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“I gradually became aware that my interiority was inseparable from my exteriority, that the geography of my city was the geography of my soul.”  – Aleksander Hemon

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Brazos Summit Ranch Land

http://www.farmandranch.com/property/brazos-summit-ranch-679ac

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“All I ever wanted was a world without maps.” – Michael Ondaatje

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Rice Ranch Tierra Amarilla

http://www.ranchandrecreational.com/rice-ranch/index.html

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The only calibration that counts is how much heart people invest, how much they ignore their fears of being hurt or caught out or humiliated. And the only thing people regret is that they didn’t live boldly enough, that they didn’t invest enough heart, didn’t love enough. Nothing else really counts at all.”  – Ted Hughes

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