Tonight I’m sitting on a mat in my patio outside my studio in Rimrock CA. This is good for doing restful breathing. Tonight is peaceful and it’s absolutely quiet. I can see a billion stars. It always takes me time to “come down” after the weekend. The silence of the desert is overpowering. There is a slight breeze and the air is cool. I can see the big dipper, the Northstar, and Casseopeia just In front overhead. The Sanskrit name for Cassiopeia is Sharmishtha. Directly overhead is the celestial Ganga. My patio is a perfect place for quiet contemplation and relaxation. I never wish to live here, yet I do appreciate the primitive beauty of the desert. Tomorrow I leave for Qu├ębec city and a week to speak French.

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