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

Can we ?

Learn to love again? Can we really?

It seems the heart can harden and turn cold to certain aspects, if you ask me at this point in time.

But then is this all?

Is this all we get?

I’ve lost a couple of dear people lately.

One in particular has left me so broken, and alone.

But I can hear her telling me to write about it. Get it out.

Sorry Chica but this one is tough.

We were as close as sisters could ever be. Yet no one really knew.

The hole she has left is huge, as is my sorrow.

I hope wherever you are, you are in your field of sunflowers sun warming you and your heart full of love. You deserved that here.

Goodbye my sister, my friend, my confidant. Until we meet again.

Raq

This song today, rocked me to my core.

some of its words;

Help me, it’s like the walls are caving in
Sometimes I feel like giving up
No medicine is strong enough
Someone help me
I’m crawling in my skin
Sometimes I feel like giving up
But I just can’t
It isn’t in my blood

It isn’t in my blood
I need somebody now
I need somebody now
Someone to help me out
I need somebody now

✌️

Life of Illusion

Sometimes, I can’t help but feeling that I’m
Living a life of illusion
And oh, why can’t we let it be
And see through the hole in this wall of confusion
I just can’t help but feeling I’m living a life of Illusion

Pow, right between the eyes
Oh how nature loves her little surprises
Wow, it all seems so logical now
It’s just one of her better disguises
And it comes with no warning, nature loves her little surprises
Continual crisis

Hey, don’t you know it’s a waste of your day
Caught up in endless solutions
That have no meaning
Just another hunch, based upon jumping conclusions
Backed up against a wall of confusion
Caught up in endless solutions
Living a life of illusion

My song of the day

✌️💕

Raq

Lessons

Pema Chödrön said, “Nothing ever goes away until it has taught us what we need to know.”

I wonder if this means people too?

I’m gonna guess, yes 😆

She also said “Compassion for others begins with kindness to ourselves

Thus letting go of those who hurt us.. yeah

✌️

Raq

Hope

What an amazing way to start the day.

A beautiful poem sent by a beautiful soul.

To a grateful heart. ❤️

“Hope”

is the thing with feathers –

That perches in the soul –

And sings the tune without the words –

And never stops – at all –

And sweetest – in the Gale – is heard –

And sore must be the storm –

That could abash the little Bird

That kept so many warm –

I’ve heard it in the chillest land –

And on the strangest Sea –

Yet – never – in Extremity,

It asked a crumb – of me.

Emily D.

Much love 💕

Raq

Missing?

Missing what? Who?

Who knows…

Just gonna live the life.

There’s comfort in those words.

However, this is one of my favorite songs.

These lyrics!

So, so you think you can tell
Heaven from hell
Blue skies from pain
Can you tell a green field
From a cold steel rail?
A smile from a veil?
Do you think you can tell?

How I wish, how I wish you were here
We’re just two lost souls
Swimming in a fish bowl
Year after year
Running over the same old ground
And how we found
The same old fears
Wish you were here

It comes to me once in awhile and makes me wonder…

so much love to you.

Raq 💕