Innocence Mission Fans – Take Note! (a note from Roswell, NM)

The Innocence Mission is releasing a new album in November. Details here.

I figured that was exciting enough news to interrupt my vacation and post a note here.

I’m in Roswell, weary and happy after a long hike through the desert alongside Salt Creek, where we fought our way through a wall of red cedar and cacti to get down on the creek bed. We watched vultures circle, we found a remarkably complete (if scattered) skeleton of a fox, we looked at raccon tracks, fox tracks, rabbit tracks, and antelope tracks in the soft clay, and on the drive back to Anne’s parents’ house, we pulled over and got out of the car to take some up-close photoraphs of tarantulas crawling across the road. This was my first encounter with tarantulas in the wild. Very cool.

Tomorrow, Santa Fe. Thanks for the recommendations, Carlos. Most of those places were already on our must-do lists, based on previous experience, but I’ve never been to India Palace. We’ll check it out.

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About Jeffrey Overstreet

Jeffrey Overstreet has two passions: writing fiction, and celebrating art — music, cinema, photography, literature — through writing and teaching. He is the author of a “memoir of dangerous moviegoing” — Through a Screen Darkly. And his four-novel fantasy series, The Auralia Thread, which begins with Auralia's Colors, was published by Random House. He speaks at universities and conferences around the world about understanding art through eyes of faith. He is earning his MFA in Creative Writing at Seattle Pacific University, where he has worked for 11 years as an editor, writer, and communications project manager. His work has been recognized in The New Yorker, TIME, The Seattle Times, IMAGE, Ravi Zacharias International — and Christianity Today, where he served as a film journalist for more than a decade. He recently began a weekly column called "Listening Closer" for Christ and Pop Culture.

  • Reuben

    Jeff,

    I’ll have to PM Stef, but my three year old loves the film. She has watched it about 7 times. After we watched the movie the first time she asked me if it had a happy ending. When she asked her grandma and grandpa to watch the movie she told them “it’s alright it has a happy ending.” I cannot think of another film that moves at that pace that she even enjoys. A facinating film.

  • Reuben

    Jeff,

    I’ll have to PM Stef, but my three year old loves the film. She has watched it about 7 times. After we watched the movie the first time she asked me if it had a happy ending. When she asked her grandma and grandpa to watch the movie she told them “it’s alright it has a happy ending.” I cannot think of another film that moves at that pace that she even enjoys. A facinating film.


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