Fire Cloud...
An irregular marking on the exterior of Native American pottery: usually resulting from burning fuel coming in direct contact with the vessel during firing

Wednesday, 30 April 2008

Desert Drive

Southern Utah Desert

Hi. How you doin'?
I just got back into town,
I was out in the desert for awhile
Yeah. In the middle of it

Hey, listen, man, I really got a problem
When I was out on the desert, ya know
I don't know how to tell you
but, ah, I killed somebody

It's no big deal, ya know
I don't think anybody will find out about it, but...
just, ah...
- The Doors know
We went on this drive
46 miles of unpaved road..,

We walked up into a box canyon
then, it..ah...just ended

We found a cave under a cliff
and desert wildflowers and strange stunted trees
we walked a mile into, like, a slot canyon
I walked out alone

Some of the mesas looked like, ah...
Variegated confectionaries
and, ah...
It's just that...

I'm worried that, ah...
somebody might find the body

So's a slideshow of some Utah desert scenes...


  1. Hello and thanks for the virtual journey again...
    Being stuck on the ninth floor of a Moscow apartment block makes this experience incredibly meaningful...
    So - was there a body?
    And BTW do you feel completely safe as you drive across these deserted spaces?
    All the best to both of you,
    Elena (weirdo07)

  2. I have learned that there are only two things to worry about out here in the desert.

    The first thing is human witches (also known as skinwalkers or shape-shifters).

    The other thing is chindi. These are spirits released from people at the moment of their death. Usually these are malignant forces that manifest themselves as whirlwinds. The clockwise whirlwinds are benign and the conter-clockwise ones are evil.

    You can get Ghost Sickness from a chindi so never throw rocks at a whirlwind or call them by name.