The Hundredth Meridian

The Silence of the Gila

The mystery of brightness is more profound than the mystery of darkness, and that of stillness perhaps the most profound of all. In the noontime glare the heart of the Gila wilderness in southwestern New Mexico is both bright and still, the sole sound the drone of a circling horsefly, the only breath the imperceptible beat of its spotted wings.
Chilton Williamson Jr.

Chilton Williamson Jr.

Chilton Williamson, Jr. is the editor of Chronicles.

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