Oujournalist’s Blog

The blog of a freelancing journalist in Arizona

Desert story July 27, 2017

Filed under: Uncategorized — Candace Hughes @ 3:01 am

The desert speaks in rattles, blooms in yellow flowers, shines in rainbows, runs in muddy waters, grows in cactus fruit, seeds itself with creosote beans, renews itself by soaking up water and frightens itself with floods.

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I am working on turning some of my writing from junior high and high school into an essay on why women write. July 25, 2017

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This is my office in Arizona. July 21, 2017

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The prickly pear fruit provide food for the birds. July 19, 2017

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I am at work on a book of nature photographs. July 18, 2017

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This is a selection of what I am working on at the moment. I am journaling and reading a great books list. July 15, 2017

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Who am I? May 17, 2017

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I used to find out through other people

I had fun going along for the ride

Never did I ask questions

until one day I did

I said: “Why am I doing this?”

It’s because he told me to

Now he doesn’t remember what he said

or he doesn’t want to recall it

“Why did you go to Ireland?” he asked.

“Because I wanted to,” I said.

Now I live in the Aran Island cottage writing my memoir

Of what it’s like as the daughter of Irish immigrants

Used to being treated with disdain — no rights — just do what you’re told.

“You can change the road you’re on,” said the song.

It was fun to ride that ferry from the island back to the mainland.

I laughed as I almost lost my glasses in the crashing waves.

I took them off and when I put them back on they were like new.

Emerging wet, I said: “I went to Ireland because I wanted to.”The Cliffs of Moher