• alice arlete

My New Story

I walked over to Cathedral Park today they were having an arts & crafts market. After a quick tour inside the Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi I exited out through a back entrance that lead into the garden area. As I turn the corner the first artist I come upon is a Native American women, she had great was smooth and slightly wavy just to her shoulders, all black except for the very front which was white and it framed her face perfectly. She was hanging these ornaments on a couple of "Christmas Trees." She told me about the pieces, how she carves them out of cottonwood...We talked for a while and finally I picked one out I liked, that really says Santa Fe, NM to me. She wraps it up and tells me that by the way, the red chili means welcome home so "Welcome Home!"