This segment is from a longer piece, Plato’s Alcove, which won an honorable mention in Torrey House Press’s 2011 Creative Non-Fiction Contest. You can read the entire entry here. Plato’s Alcove is about my first trip to the desert back in 1982.
In the desert one day I met Coyote, the Trickster-God. We greeted each other and sat in the shade. I opened my canteen and drank then offered Coyote a drink. When he thought I wasn’t looking he wiped the canteen’s mouth. Then he drank.
€œThank you, € he said, handing it back.
I asked Coyote, €œWhy is this place so beautiful? €
He laughed and said, €œI’ll tell you a story that explains everything. € Continue reading “Tree of Life by Coyote (as told to Patricia K.)”