“Autumn in Albuquerque”

by Dr. Larry Morris

There is a great joy in seeing the silver, pink, gray, luminous twilights hovering over the west mesa during these fall evenings in Albuquerque. These twilights have a mystical, almost ethereal, otherworldly quality about them. There is a soft glow suffusing the silver gray sky. When we look at this sky at dusk , we have to think that that autumn sky is why they call New Mexico an enchanted land. We can feel awestruck with wonder at these magical skies, letting them fill our hearts with gratitude to God for the miracle of life. It's very healing for us to look up into our Albuquerque skies during this time of year and feel deep inside ourselves our connection to the delicate beauty we see. Don't get so lost in our human cares and concerns that we miss all that wonder right there spread out before our eyes each evening, costing nothing more than a looking and a seeing with the heart. Remember to look up into God's beauty today.