During the New Mexico Legislature at it's busiest there are few places to hide from the hecticness. Few places to get away from other people's energy. To think about the ocean or pray. This gains importance to me as the lunacy winds on.
Here are places reluctantly divulged - even if only to the dozen who read this blog.
1. Bathroom stalls - It is not just a toilet. It's a critical mental decompression chamber. Only steps away. Not good for deep breathing but bathrooms in the Roundhouse are clean. Fastidious janitorial crews check them every few minutes. This may be the only place the security cameras aren't watching.
2. Someone elses's office - Busy, but not with your people. Pretend you have to sit down to look through papers. Lose your place a couple times. Mumble to yourself. Think about the ocean.
3. The third floor print room - The air is fresh. The boys keep it cool for the machines. There is a picture-perfect view of the mountains to space-out to. Think about the mountain. Someone always needs copies.
4. The Roundhouse vestibules - the spaces between inside and outside are always special. The Roundhouse main door entrances are wonderful glass enclosed spaces with newspaper racks. Coveted territory for cell phone calling always guarded by handsome men in black uniforms.
Other nominees include the annex hall with all that art. Or if you don't need the extra mileage, just step outside in the cold wind and sunshine for a few minutes to smoke an invisible cigarette . See if anyone notices.
Updated 6:15pm for the horrible typos - although no guarantees. Can't figure out the spell check feature. But can make different colered letters.