A brief illustration of something

The setting is a small adobe storefront in an ancient pueblo outside Taos, New Mexico.

The shop’s owner, a young woman, is fretting over news of an active shooter on the UCLA campus. I’m admiring her wares — handcrafted dreamcatchers, wooden animals, necklaces. I bought a lovely little painting by her father, Red Willow. The woman hooks up her phone to a set of speakers and streams CNN live: the latest developments in this fragmented American decade roiling across time and space to a small Puebloan community with pre-Columbian roots.

Two men were killed in what seems to be a murder-suicide in Los Angeles.

“Be safe out there,” she said as we departed. “It’s a different world.”
Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s