Sunday, January 30, 2011. Last week Leah and I traveled to Balmorhea and purchased twenty acres of irrigated land. I hesitate to speak of this for fear that I could start an exodus of people to my little oasis, but the fact is, I don’t own the place. The place owns me.
This is a dream come true. If you read Contrabando, perhaps then you’ll know why.
I don’t know if I’ll ever get the chance to live in Balmorhea or Piedritas, sister cities to the North and South of the Big Bend, the home of my heart and soul, but being able to participate in their resurrection and continued struggle to survive is a blessing, even if from a distance.
I’m well on my way toward having spent all my money and I must say it feels good.