Wednesday, November 30, 2011
Spending one day "in town", you may meet a wealthy business person, a former Corporate leader, an actor, a hippie with long hair or dreadlocks, a new age spiritualist, a spiritual seeker, a cowboy, a horseman or woman, a school teacher, an artist, a musician, a healer and your everyday Joe or Joanie. Yes, all in one day. Sometimes within just 3 hours.
There are only about 12,000 "locals" and some only live here part-time. During our slow season, we call it "traffic" when more than 5 cars line up at a stop-light.
During any time of year, Sedona is one of the friendliest towns you'll ever visit. Shop owners, restauranteurs, wait staff, even staff at gas stations are friendly, helpful and courteous sharing a warm smile or "hello".
Sedona and its residents remind me of Mayberry RFD from the Andy Griffith Show. During off-season, locals use the sidewalks more than roadways. During any season, you'll find local residents warmly embracing each other at the local coffee shops, gas stations, Staples or Safeway. Most of the time, it's a chance meeting that sprawls into a 20-minute conversation outside or inside a store.
Sedona Synchronicity: When us locals venture out, we'll usually bump into a friend who shares an important message we were meant to hear. Since time stands still in Sedona, our chance meetings often languish into long conversations, like Mayberry RFD's barber shop talk. A long-standing local Sedona joke: When seeing a friend in public, instead of asking "How are you?" the question is: "You're doing great. How am I?"
That's the eclectic magic of Sedona RFD.
Robin Amanda Kelley - Psychic, Clairvoyant, Reiki Master, Sedona Vortex Guide