The Desert Heart.
Day 9 — Book Writing/Birthday Month
Where it simply feels good.
Where you are comfortable.
Where magic happens.
Countries, places, cities, shops, homes,
there are ones that
You connect with.
It’s different for everyone.
For me all of New Orleans
all of Brooklyn
my Grandparents backyard in Michigan that now only exists in my dreams
Great Falls, VA
Waxy’s Bar in Soho, London
the old Bauhaus coffee shop on Capitol Hill, Seattle
The Museum of Modern Art NYC
Lake Tippecanoe, Indiana
My parents condo in Oceanside, San Diego
The beach, anywhere I can watch a sunset
(Maui, Oahu and Venice Beach at the Pier at the end of Washington St)
The corner bench in the Art Institute of Chicago to gaze at
Paris Street; Rainy Day, 1877, A Sunday on La Grande Jatte, the room of Monets…
Mojo’s Blues Bar in Copenhagen
Vondel Park, Amsterdam
Park Guell, Barcelona
The ramen stalls in Harajuku, Tokyo
Burning Man — 3 o’Clock & 9'o Clock keyholes (Mohammed’s, Kentucky Fried Camp
And where the Liminals are).
Underwater, blowing bubbles
My home, and many other’s homes/rooms/kitchens
To name just a few and not even getting into restaurants…
You feel a place, I do at least.
I can feel when a place has bad juju as well
I try to steer clear or make my visit short.
Names are important.
I read the name El Corazon Del Desierto
and almost booked it because of that.
This isn’t just a room, in home,
on Airbnb in the desert.
It is a spiritual, expansive hug of deep goodness.
The owners Gabriella and Larry have filled their Joshua Tree home with love, abundance,
great coffee, amazing wood carvings, tapestries from their extensive travels.
And gorgeous handcrafted furniture made by Larry.
The house is perfectly placed for sunrise kissing you awake
And sunset off the porch to end your day.
It is an oasis, I felt so comfortable and at peace there.
A perfect place to write and be away.
My room, the Shakti room was
Calm and also so very sexy
With a four poster Iron bed from the 1500’s from Europe
dripping with fluffy pillows, red sheer curtains,
surrounded red walls and red lamps.
A perfect place for this ruby red fiery Cancerian gal.
Sunset from their back porch and both couches outside and in the living room
have made my list of favorite places in the whole wide world.
With much love and thanks to you both.
I can’t wait to come back and luxuriate once again.
To quote the beautiful poet David Whyte (thank you Rachel)
“our home is so close to us.”
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Written by Head Maven & CEO, Heather Newman, Creative Maven
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