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.fallen anad what about the joys of Tucson? 040218
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birdmad Nice in spring and autumn, i've been less to the south parts of the state than i have to the north though, so i might not be the most informative source

The Mt. Lemmon and Mt. Graham areas are nice, and if you head toward the southeastern border with Mexico and New Mexico you'll come across Bisbee which has become something of an hippie-art town, The desert is more prevalent around Tucson, and while there maybe a ittle bit less in terms of natual geography or scenery, there are at least a few interesting bits and pieces of the state's Spanich Colonial period (the San Xavier del Bac mission is a good example) and if you feel like going crazy down on the other side of the border, you would be less than an hour away from Nogales (AZ & MX)

Tombstone is near, as is Colossal Cave and Kartchner Caverns

there is a certain odd, stark beauty to the deserts though, as long as you are not completely at their mercy
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.fallen thank_you 040218
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hsg when_life_gives_you_lemmons 110420
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unhinged had a good time there in october; went to an awesome art gallery/art opening of the paintings of alex arshansky. ate thai, polish, and mexican food all in the same day.


maybe i will visit again when i'm back in AZ for memorial day (my parents' old people village is gated and claustrophobic and even when you step outside the gates there isn't much to do)
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unhinged (do you live in tucson now hsg?) 110421
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unhinged and st xavier mission is quite beautiful. i bought a prayer candle there for my mexican friend. she said she hasn't lit it yet, but keeps it near her bed and says her prayers to it every night.


i don't know why, but the thought of facilitating someone else's prayers makes me happy.
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hsg beca u se... s***l***n***

hmm yeah tucson
arid_zone arizona_bay i like. i t. hough t he blue thersphere knew..
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flowerock I miss your sky, monsoons, smells, creosote, shot_in_the_dark cafe, and familiar people and sounds. I am glad I am not there now though, gem show is full of beautiful amazing things, but it also causes the worst traffic and clogs up every place and piece of sidewalk with horrible tourists. 140205
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flowerock my hometown, it will always be "home" 140205
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flowerock I am missing Tucson lately. I miss the heat, stepping outside is like stepping into an oven, but it feels good, like the air is hugging me tight. Things are hot to the touch, alive. Cicadas. Creosote. Monsoons and spade foot toads. Warm night time walks. Familiar souls and places. A sense of belonging. This is my home town, I live here, I know this place and I can walk it bare foot and blind folded. I've been gone a few years, I feelike if I went back I wouldn't fit right back in. Where do I belong now? Where is home? I miss the desert.

home is with you
matt
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flowerock I hope to visit soon. I feel a little panicked, like I am losing touch with a piece of me. It feels important to me not to disappear from there. I would love to see Eos. I wonder if I could, how much drama bullshit would it take to cuddle her and play for a day. 140702
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flowerock I miss the desert, not enough to go back to Arizona, but I have moments where memory consumes my senses and I just smell the creosote and monsoon rain on the desert earth, I see the clouds and the mountains and the lizards, I hear the palo_verde beetles and cicadas in the trees and the spade foots on their venture out of the ground. I can feel the dry hot sun and the burn of the hot ground on my feet, the quickness I would lift my foot back up before setting it all the way down when I felt the tip of a thorn or goat head. I feel like I am losing it, and it is my home, my sense of home. How long until it changes too much? what and who will still be there when I finally go back? Will it still feel like home? I feel a little scared and sad about it. I think my body knows, it should be getting hit with big monsoon rain drops and smelling the sweet earth, walking on warm pavement through cold puddles... walking down 4th avenue to the co op and sky bar (years ago it would have been Rainbow_Cafe instead but they're long gone) I miss climbing the co_op I wish I'd done it more. but I missed so many things already even when I was still living there, it changed so fast, old became new places changed name and function and new housing went up and people came and went...I don't miss the seasonal allergies one bit though. 140724
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paste! (i worked next door to sky bar at brooklyn for many years. i bet we bumped into each other at some point!)

it drizzled today and it was lovely how the sparse pockets of light move according to whim busting through angry alien clouds, bright on one city block then another, reminding each area that the sun will surely be back. dropped the temp down to the mid 90s. i've tried to leave several times but the desert vortex siphons me back.
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flowerock paste! I realized you were from tucson and you remind me of someone there. I don't think you're that person, but I guess the Tucson shows through... now I wonder Who are you!? I lived down town, most of my life.
missing sky_bar and the monsoons and stars and soannish accents and all the local characters...
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flowerock as for that vortex I finally escaped, but I feel its tug often, calling me back. If I go back though it won't be long before I am fighting my way back out again. 140729
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unhinged 10 east to tucson


headed back to the airport in a couple hours. even
though its been a hot summer in seattle i will be relieved to get back to the lower 80s. this delicate flower wilts in the desert. or maybe not. my muscles, joints, soul feel relaxed after being here a few days. i am not ready to go home.
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