Main Street runs through Estancia, New Mexico.

If you stay on it you eventually come to Willard, an even smaller town lost in the great open spaces of our state.

Farmers here grow peanuts and pinto beans and folks dig into the land and hold firm to rural traditions. Local business donates to school athletic teams and have signed team photographs on the wall behind their cash registers.

This video is no more than what it is.

There is no head turning or twisting to capture something outside the rigid tripod formed by my clasped hands at the top and extended elbows at the sides.

Seeing, capturing spirit, is elusive.

This parade is small town America that is vanishing.

Lots of people don’t want to live in the middle of nowhere, but some don’t want to live anywhere else.







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