Milpa is a crop-growing system used throughout Mesoamerica.
The word milpa is derived from the Nahuatl word phrase mil-pa “to the field” (Nahuatl mil-li “field” + -pa “towards”)
Hazed, blue and white tinged mornings.
Standing in milpas, Alfalfa coming to my chest. Montes
verdes, but too hazed year round.
Exchanged for blue and hazy beaches.
Sand the color of piel blanquito.
or Pines with sap.
Or poplar trees.
Tonight I found myself standing before fields and plains. Any other night they are just as remarkable but tonight they were even more unusual. They are usually stuffed with some sort of crop but tonight they were silent. Snow falling merged with snow already resting and somewhere the horizon line disappeared. Little light at night gets reflected and gives everything a glow, a dark and white glow. It’s bizarre to experience something new something you just don’t know exists out there. How even in all this snow you can still see at night, the sky is quiet.
And yet, memories of standing in the middle of milpas, at dawn, came to mind. A child’s exhilaration that something lays just beyond the haze.
Multiple things going on. I’m just hoping they all start to slowly show themselves up cohesively.