Ute Territories – October 12, 2013
I like looking at my blog statistics: where the day’s traffic came from, what got views… I find it entertaining. Lately I keep seeing these searches for my apparent or alleged location. Seriously?
Family and friends know where I am, we email, phone, facebook or Skype anyhow, so it’s a little odd. Who could possibly be thát bored as to wonder where I am? The government spy agency NSA knows my exact location every time I log onto the internet, am in an area with phone reception (if my phone’s battery is not dead), or whenever I pay electronically or use an ATM. For instance, technically, “they know” where I saw the movie ‘Gravity’ last night, where I ate and where the wifi network is through which I’m online right now. It’s all recorded.
I wonder about it sometimes myself, though. “Damn, what is this place? Where am I? Did I take a wrong exit?” So I’m looking at some very recent communications and can relay that my most recent universe has at least four entrances: You can enter this altered high altitude universe over either of 3 mountain passes, or follow the Rio grande upstream to its headwaters.
And while you’re studying the map, let me share some photos from ground level with you:
I think it’s odd someone may want to know where I am. Or are they wondering where I live? See, in my case, there’s actually no difference. I live where I am. Home has become a rather elusive concept that I have a harder and harder time wrapping my mind around; só much actually, that it is seriously interfering with my ability “to integrate in conventional society”. That’s a goal I keep aiming for every so often, particularly when I want to make money and feel like belonging somewhere in a geographically stable community. I’ve settled on being ‘from here’. Right here right now.
A little further north along Route 17, north of Alamosa, zoomed in to the Sangre de Cristo Mountain range:
Couple photos from the Great Sand Dunes National Park (near Alamosa, Colorado):
So beautiful there… Hope the park reopens soon…
Earth is my home location. I’m almost always in the Northern Hemisphere, particularly on the North American continent. Anything east of Denver (Colorado), I psychologically lump together as “the east coast” and generally do not venture into. Red dots I’ve stayed at for at least a few days, sometimes weeks or months; if it comes with a black square, I lived there long enough to receive mail; past two years:
I don’t know if that helps… For a slightly grander perspective, I simply live as part of this beautiful planet Earth:And of course, you could have a peek at my paintings, or contact me if it were to matter… . (I doubt the latter, but one never knows…)
Feel free to comment, though…