|On the streets of Sonora, Che.|
Photo by Brenda Norrell
By Brenda Norrell
Written in 2012. Published today, Feb. 6, 2018.
TUCSON -- The heat and drought are brutal this summer. But just as the heat releases the seed and the flower blossoms, the heat brings its on gifts and new life. Stumbling around from heatstroke far too many days, with far too many cactus stabs in my arms from yard work, there is the solace of the books.
In Literature and Landscape, Writers of the Southwest, authors share their secrets as to why this glorious dry earth, these fancy sunsets, and this great lightning-streaked sky, inspire. They tell of why the muse visits, along with the hummingbirds of summer, and why the wild monsoon rains make us rush into the raindrops and dance.