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photo b Wolfgang Stearns/illustration by Sylvia
photo by Wolfgang Stearns/illustration by Sylvia

Passing graffiti in the desert, I wonder, who are the artists?
What person came to this barren, unforgiving land where one can drive for hours without passing a house, a business, another human—and decided to make their mark here in the middle of nothing?

Much later I realized, we are all artists of one kind or another but some of us are brave enough to paint the desert.

Things I love II (an incomplete list)

photo by Philip Stearns
photo by Philip Stearns

morning toast
the words “archery” and “acrid”
black cherries
summer storm clouds
old photographs
the sound of crows
purple roses
the time — 11:11
wooden boxes
silver bracelets
long good-byes
dreams of flying
used book stores
windy nights
an old pair of jeans
pencil cases
helvetica and garamond