It's good that me and the boy share almost similar views on places to see, can't imagine the hell we'd be in if we disagreed on where to vacation. We hate crowds, we like solitude, we actively seek out the unpopular, with this brief in mind, we searched. Now, while Erie was treating us to a great summer in the low 20's, the places we were planning of weren't pleasant. Vegas was a good 45 degrees of pure heat. We wen't to the Hoover dam! We saw the Arches National Park, Monument Valley, saw the Grand Canyon and Death Valley. I'm not going to describe them to you, because my vocabulary is too limited to describe what I saw. I'll put up pictures though.
What I saw was incredible. I saw the Earth literally in all its glorious layers, millions of years right in front of my eyes. How can I describe that feeling of complete lack of self as I stood in front of the Grand Canyon and thought about how inconsequential all my actions were. I cannot find the words to tell you about the emotions that I was going through as I sat there in a cafe and looked out at Monument Valley, tracing hundreds of years of lives of the tribes that prayed in these glorious lands, I don't think I can even fathom to describe how the slightest of breeze that blew my hair while looking at the Arches in Utah was the same force that over the last million years carved these structures.
This could not have come at a more appropriate time. As I write this, I realised it is Earth day. The day we first saw the earth from the outside. We deserve to treat earth and all her citizens much much better than we are.
|That's the Husband's pictures!|