Problem Solving Through New Mexico

New Mexico Dunes

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To solve trucking through empty desert with a bubble in one tire & no spare:

Don’t break down.

To solve a hole under the brake pedal:

Don’t step in it.

Sketchy truck paperwork?

Don’t get pulled over.

Camping alone in rattlesnake country?

Don’t get bit.

Relying on good luck in the last leg of the journey.

Get me there, get me there.

Bargaining with the big sky.

Remember the good (or OK) deeds I did and let me cash in on them like this: keep an angel’s palm over the bulge in my tire as I truck through this empty desert with no spare.

Let all the little things go my way.

Whether I deserve it or not. Irresponsibly planned as this trek was.

Let me get away with it.

At least till I’m surrounded by Sullivan’s & Walmart’s and not the smooth, red, dream-like lines of New Mexico’s desert.

Curves of rock & sand that go on forever.

By night, New Mexico’s desert is more like a giant geometry textbook than a landscape. Parabola dunes. Spherical moon. Clean & empty.

Onward.

God must dislike such a prayer but…

Let me get away with it.

To be continued…