THE STORY OF "PURITY"
Here, in a place tucked neatly away yet sought out by many, my mind finds a makeshift space of its own. Drunk on the heavenly features of this ritual landscape, I forget all that waits way down below, behind, and beside. All that matters now is what lies before me. I surrender to the spell cast by beauty that is so outrageous, so copious, so fulsome. Is this real?
Many footprints mark the crumbling, winding path that led me here. I am by no means a trailblazer, and yet, it feels as though my eyes are the first to touch this virgin marvel. Surely, this is a locus of blessings.
This enigmatic pool’s water is as pure as you’ll ever find. Its shallow banks harbor depths of dreams, its emerald surface is a rhapsodic mirror. This holy site of the sage Ute hides high up above the human world, yet it is still threatened by mere proximity. Fragile as is anything worth protecting, this angelic well of soulful rejuvenation may just as well be the springs of it all.
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