BOOK: Half A Yellow Moon – story of the evolution of Nigeria and ultimately Biafra. It is an excellent book and I find myself looking for time to read other than just before falling aslleep at night…as well as reading way beyond the time when I should have closed my eyes and gone to sleep!
SONG: C’est En Septembre by Georges Becaud
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: Living too close to too many people can be disturbing, even in beautiful places. KOA campgrounds are best used for passing through places rather than staying in them. The people are so very cordial and there are laundry facilities…but as Lucy used to say, “It is TOO much!”
The amazing insight it took to set aside these national treasures and really amazing places so that they could be shared with everyone was a gift!!!! There are so many people who come to places like The Arches and The Grand Tetons and Yellowstone, but there seems to be room. People pass through with different agendas and goals, but the real images must surely bend our imaginations just a little bit beyond the limits they had before we arrived. Taking our breath away happens when the altitude takes over and the air is a bit thin, but the vastness and power of millions of years of change and transformation is the real bottom line for me. that I am even a teensy part of it all really makes me happy!
In the passage north, we have had the same brake repairs done TWICE at great costs…way too much of a story! In the course of that dose of misery however we connected with my stepsister and her husband and got a couple of tender, funny and beautiful days in a part of the mountains of CO that we probably would have otherwise missed. Finally though, we are just 2 days from the conference in Yellowstone and Peter is off with another of the photo friends to look for wild life (not the kind that drives, but the kind that “lumbers” out of the deep forest for a peek at the peculiar beings that are very strangely checking out the place in which they really live! The Grand Tetons really are just that – very Grand! Pine trees, a chill, sun coming up and things are already getting warmer…or is it the cup of coffee I am sipping.
There is an overlook not too far away and I will take my bike in that direction after breakfast…look through some photos and then take some more.
I love you all and hope your lives are moving along just as you would like them too…