Just a few weeks ago I had the opportunity to visit the desert after almost 7 months of being away, see some of my most favorite people in the whole word, and attend The All Souls Procession with my love. How fascinating it is to see memories superimposed over reality, things changing, growing, evolving! I had forgotten the last time I had simply walked the Procession -- for years, I have been a performer, so I experienced the event very differently. A part of my heart will always stay in Tucson, I think, regardless of how far I wander, or how much I may love colder weather, moody oceans, and forest-covered mountains. Its funny to realize just how much that dusty desert city imprinted on me in the years I spent there, and how deeply its magic settled in myself.
There is nothing like it.