…from San Miguel de Allende. When we first found our property over 10 years ago, the road was of dirt with fathomless craters and nearly impossible to navigate in the rainy season…they paved the road about 6 years ago and now we are 10 minutes from town. Going to town used to be work…now it is a convenience…and a distraction. Over the last 10 years we have taken on so many projects here. Quite magically, somewhere along the line…our house has become somewhat of a tourist destination. Museums have found out about us and we get tours from up North who want to see our folly. Then, of course, there is the Chapel of Jimmy Ray…our gallery. It has been a huge undertaking and soon it will be ready for a formally informal Opening in February of 2012…so what I am getting at is this: the draw of going into town to space out, run errands…movies…lunch…dinner…is time that I need to not waste. Watering the garden today was such a splendid occurance…The water from the hand held hose mingled with the tears of gratitude that I feel because I am blessed to live 5km down the road from San Miguel in Mexico. I have been given the opportunity along with Richard to create a truly beautiful setting for our relationship and our kindred critters…what joy! I think I learned a few things from my years as a gardener…the gratitude is such a reminder of this connection to the olden ways of the Earth's whisper….