I am home again now, with time to share more of my New Mexico trip with you.
On Saturday, we attended a music event at a local performing arts theater. It was an unusual group – for me, at least – of classical music that was unlike what I am used to. The music was written by George Crumb in 1965, and to my ear was dissonant and not especially pleasing, but it was unique. That selection was followed by an operatic rendition of some of the haikus written by Issa in another century. Some of the haikus created paintings in my mind, and I brought the lyric home to see how the words translate to paint for me.After the performance, we toured the Saturday Farmer’s Market – if I lived there, that market would be a regular stop for me each Saturday that it was open. Wonderful selections! The explanation of the market can only be shared pictorially.
In the center above are Jujubes, known as red or Chinese dates. They were new to me and very tasty.
Then to Jambo’s for lunch. Jambo’s is a fusion cafe run by a gentleman from Africa, featuring African fare. Absolutely delicious, although it’s hard to tell from the photo because I ate some before I remember to take a photo. It’s a Savory Stuffed Phyllo, stuffed with spinach, Moroccan black olives, organic feta, roasted red peppers and chickpeas over organic field greens drizzled with pomegranate sauce. My drink was a house-made mango ginger lemonade. Also delicious!
Food of course encourages a feeling that a nap would be good, and considering this day had been preceded by early-rise days, we opted to head home and take it easy.
More will follow another day.