Friday, October 23, 2009

Do you suppose the Anasazi wore socks?

If I were an Anasazi, this could be home.
It's warmed by the sun, protected from the wind, and although you can't see it from this direction, has an amazing view.  Actually, this direction is kind of an amazing view, too, although it would be business as usual for the Anasazi.

"Yup," the Anasazi would say.  "That be home.  That's where I live.  Y'all want to scoot up that ladder and join me for tea?"

I'm going to assume they steeped herbs to make various infusions - they may not have called it tea, but you know.  Same diff more or less.  They made fabulous pottery, durable and beautifully decorated.  They farmed in the plush green valley below their lovely highrise condos.  They had a nice life here in this canyon.

I've given a little thought as to whether or not I could become one.  "Anasazi" means "Old One", so I'm good there. I can do pottery.  The view is stunning.  If I can bring my knit socks, I'm moving.   


Barbara B. Solbrig said...

I doubt they wore socks, but they did wear woven sandals; they could make themselves a new pair in a very short amount of if they needed to. (I worked with some of the sandals as part f my work in college.)
Their sandals were the inspiration for the founder of Teva.

fairyhedgehog said...

I can do old, but pottery not so much. I've worked with clay and enjoyed it but it's not something I've done much of.

It must have been amazing to see this. I'd love to climb that ladder and go inside.