Heal me

Beautiful lyrics, which of course sometimes just say it all.

Can you heal me baby?
I’ve been wasted in the arms of everyone
I wasn’t looking for you
But I think maybe I was and didn’t know
Oh, this is love like wildness
Coursing through you like a drug
And this is hard like kindness
Breakin’ you with gentle hands

✌🏼& 🖤

Raq

Can we?

Can we just talk?…

It’s so awesome to meet someone and just know that person. Like, you’ve always known them. Easy conversation… and we all know I’m always up for some conversation!!

Have an amazing weekend!

✌️& ❤️

Raq

A Trippy Encounter

Had to take A trip,

The flights were gratefully uneventful, she said before the flight going home was late and she missed her connection.

First thought was oh my gosh they will have to get me home tonight…. right?

No, they don’t.

So might as well enjoy the free room and meal.

I was given a super early flight so I went to the restaurant to have an early dinner and since I was pretty tired I figured it would be easy to sleep and get going.

I got to the restaurant and no one was there. I’m the only one… nice. It’s like 4:30 so not really that early is it? They have veggie options! Beautiful. Placed my order and just as the food arrives, other patrons start trickling in. You probably know where I’m headed right? Lol

He sits at the table next to me. Asks have you eaten here before? No I have not, so he answers with oh, ok I guess you wouldn’t know what’s good here then. I just smiled and nodded. He then proceeds to talk to me about food and asks if he can sit at my table so he can hear me better. 🤔 I’m good with that, I guess. I was kinda tired and he seemed like a nice man. So he moves over and places his order with our waiter. Ok people he was cool. The conversation was pretty darn interesting.

I’m gonna call him A cuz his name of course starts with an A and is synonymous with a city I may be visiting soon and I’m not sure why all this has come about. But, I do think everything happens for a reason so I’m gonna have to figure it out when I get rested.

He is from Pennsylvania but lives in Florida and has a house near Phoenix. He bought a house with I think it was like 125 acres. Not sure but, it was a good bit of land. He’s here to fix it up and hopefully sell it so he can continue with his dream of building a boat and sailing to Brazil to meet his not so perfect woman. 😆 His words not mine. Time is of course of the essence since he’s no spring chicken. My words ha!

Now his story was cool. But this is the short version. He needs to write a book. Of course I told him to. He said he will when he settles down. Has some time.

He builds boats for others and has one he is building for himself. He says he’s homeless but isn’t really until he sells this place in AZ. However, what I find interesting is that he doesn’t need a home. He just ends up trusting that he will have a place and he does. Friends offer up a place here and there. He even said he was roommates with a woman from Brazil for like 20 years. A beautiful woman. No, not like that, friends only. So I guess men and women can be just friends. I asked him if there was ever anything more and he said no but that they were very good friends. Just not attracted to each other like that. Cool, right?

Now about this place just this side of the border. He said he has kept trying to fix it up but when he leaves, things just walk away. The windows are broken and things taken. Even the critter cams he sets up. He said he has lots of cool pictures. I can just imagine. Of course, if I was to go to his room I could see pics…. yeah, right. 😆

According to him immigrants have a path through his property and he has to keep it pretty empty if he’s gone. He also made a sign in Spanish that says, no hay comida en la casa, por favor no quebren las ventanas. Meaning there is no food in the house please don’t break the windows. Ha! Well, he said that this has worked for the last few years. The cams seem to have been lifted by neighbors. There is also a silver mine on the property and you know by now I’m all into that. He has some cool rocks and would love to have someone come see and show him what they are. I’m all fighting myself inside at this point. I could go see. No, I’m not gonna say that. Had to calm myself down.

He has no internet and makes due with a small flip cellphone, that he recently learned to text on. 😆 So that’s crazy interesting to me too. Who lives like that!? A said he is looking for a woman that can navigate the web for him as well as enjoy being outdoors on a boat and that most American woman want more. Like having their nails done and the comforts of a home. So Brazil is where it’s at for him. Yeah, I told him there are crazy women that like to camp, sail and don’t mind being out in the sun enjoying the day. He gave me his card and told me to have them call him. Lol

I started getting texts from family and friends, since I wasn’t getting home til the next day. He was a little shocked that I was getting texts on my watch and that I could actually read them without glasses 😂. He repeated that he was looking for a woman that could navigate the internet. Hey, I’m not her. These are mere texts 🙂 After a conversation that lasted a couple hours, I got a phone call and took that as my exit. So I left him in the restaurant and I hope he finds his almost perfect woman wherever she may be. Lookout Brazil!

✌️&❤️

Raq

The food! Oops I almost forgot. It was really good. I had a veggie wrap and some nachos. The chef actually came out to see who ordered nachos with no cheese. 😆 Hey avocado makes up for any cheeses.

She taught me to..

Laugh At myself and not take everything so serious.

Wear a bra… yes, she did 😆 Actually she guilted me into it..

Learn to cook

Wear pretty clothes

Clean house

Be creative

But most importantly to love

She loved her God and her family.

I’m lucky she included me

Goodbye Aunt V, hasta que nos encuentrenos Otra ves. La amo.

Lately

Most of my time is spent catching my breath.

It seems I can’t get back to the me I was.

It’s probably because she’s no more?

That part lost in my dear friend, the one who knew.

Maybe in time.

So much peace and love to you

Raq

Movement

This guy..

Lyrics

I still watch you when you’re groovin’
As if through water from the bottom of a pool
You’re movin’ without movin’
And when you move, I’m moved
You are a call to motion
There, all of you a verb in perfect view
Like Jonah on the ocean
When you move, I’m moved
When you move
I’m put to mind of all that I wanna be
When you move
I could never define all that you are to me
So move me, baby
Shake like the bough of a willow tree
You do it naturally
Move me, baby
You are the rite of movement
Its reasonin’ made lucid and cool
I know it’s no improvement
When you move, I move
You’re less Polunin leapin’
Or Fred Astaire in sequins
Honey, you, you’re Atlas in his sleepin’
And when you move, I’m moved
When you move
I can recall somethin’ that’s gone from me
When you move
Honey, I’m put in awe of somethin’ so flawed and free
So move me, baby
Shake like the bough of a willow tree
You do it naturally
Move me, baby
So move me, baby
Like you’ve nothin’ left to prove
And nothin’ to lose
Move me, baby
Ooh, ooh, ooh
Oh baby, oh baby
Move like grey skies
Move like a bird of paradise
Move like an odd sight come out at night
Move me, baby
Shake like the bough of a willow tree
You do it naturally
Move me, baby
So move me, baby
Like you’ve nothin’ left to lose
And nothin’ to prove
Move me, baby
So move me, baby
Shake like the bough of a willow tree
You do it naturally
Move me, baby

Here’s to an amazing weekend.

Maybe someone will move me. Heh

✌️and love

Raq

Diggin

I have always wanted to see the Deming rock show. I’ve heard how big it is and thought at some point I would get to attend. This year not only did I attend, I even got to go out on a dig.

I got into town on Friday to the worst windstorm. I went to the rock show but they had to close up the booths on the outside due to the high winds. Over sixty miles an hour. So there were only a few booths.

I went to signed up for the dig. There were three to choose from and the lady I was talking to had a unicorn hat on so right off I knew she believed in magic lol. I asked her which she would go on if it was her that was going. She told me her dig story out at Big Diggins. So what the heck let’s do it. She also said not to expect too much since the backhoe had broken and they hadn’t been able to bring in more since the last group of people. No problem since I didn’t even know what to expect to begin with, ha.

The evening brought more wind, rain and hail. Ok so, you’re probably thinking this is a bad thing. I was actually ok with it, knowing how it’s actually cleaning up a few layers of dirt and rock. It was hard to sleep, I was a bit excited.

The next morning, the weather had cleared up. It was actually a beautiful day for digging. It stayed in the mid 60’s.

I found this baby as soon as I started walking up to the dig.

Rock people are pretty friendly so we all just picked a spot and started digging. Talking and comparing rocks. The guides were very cool in showing what to look for and one in particular would come by and drop a few cool rocks he found in our buckets.

The first couple of hours there were quite a few of us, but by the end only the true rock hounds were left. Lol

Big brother kept an eye too. We were only something like 15 miles away from the border.

I found quite a bit of agate, chalcedony and jasper. The fire agate is what I really wanted and that was actually just laying on the ground.

I found a few pieces but this is the only one you can actually see a little fire in. The rest I will have to slowly polish when I get a chance.

As you can see I’ve got a bit to go through.

Here’s a few pretty ones

Planning for next year already. Go early and dig for three days. God willing.

✌️

Raq

The Queens Table

Passing through El Paso TX around lunch time and of course my first thought was the Joy Tree. However it seems to have closed its doors at the end of February. Sadness

Just a few doors down from it is the Queens Table. Totally Vegan restaurant. I’m always down for some vegan eats baby. ✌️

I walked in and it’s a really cute place. Greeted by a lovely Queen who introduced another beautiful Queen.

The menu is pretty extensive. She explained a few things on the menu and left us to decide.

Jambalaya? Hmm ok, and a avocado loaded burger with some onion rings. A couple of black bean mango tacos and a couple Kings punch.

Ok so the burger was killer. Good stuff, a big beyond meat patty and yummy veggies. The onion rings nice and crispy. Half was enough for me! Luckily I shared with my partner and I did taste the jambalaya which was really good. The cornbread too.

The drink was really sweet. But I’m into that and found it really good. It was a hibiscus tea with fruit juice and a mint leaf.

I’m so off my game, man! I took pictures after I had already started eating. Ha! Sorry but if you want to see the actual before I guess you better get over there and order some goodness.

They have a really cute patio and welcomed my dogs with a cute bowl of water and a toy.

So like, I’m not really into the mock meats, but the burger was really good, and you should see the patty.

I’m not even going to tell you we ordered a cup of the bio coffee and a couple of pieces of cake for later. Naw, that’s just a bit much. (Chocolate and red velvet) 😉

The best part of the experience was the customer service and friendly people we met while there.

So if you are in El Paso Texas anytime soon, give this place a try. You can also find them on Facebook if you want to check out their menu.

✌️

Raq