“ I just need time in a beautiful place to clear my head” (Ritu Ghatourey)
Can you imagine a more beautiful place to reenergize your love of being alive than the spectacular Grand Canyon? Yes, you might imagine the euphoria we felt upon witnessing this grand spectacle of life once again on day 44 of our road trip. For it seemed right then to forget about the oppressive heat in Northern Arizona as well as the worrisome influx of so many maskless tourists at this park then. Instead we would resolve to experience these amazing canyon environs on Monday morning for the primary purpose of uplifting our human spirit. Thus a casual walk along the canyon’s South Rim corridor would successfully serve our purposes today. The following photographs thus provide a sensory glimpse of several memorable moments that we witnessed that day.
I am feeling more relaxed in the silence of pure nature today because the park does not seem busy today.
I scan this pleasing panorama of geologic layered artistry, feeling a human will that I will change yet survive.
As hardy plants cling to the canyon walls, I sense there is a strong will in life to obtain peaceful coexistence conditions.
I breathe in more deeply and slowly in response the rustling wind blowing through the dense, Ponderosa Pine forest growing near our picnic table.
I follow the daring path of a black crow who flies freely to “edge of the canyon” environs and wonder about searching for such places of peaceful solitude for my life from up high.
I hear the shrill whistle of an old time, passenger train arriving from the nearby town of Williams and picture living in a much slower time and place.
I search closely for spiritual meanings provided by nearby rock formations that seem so oddly human.
Whether it’s photograph or painting, the Grand Canyon appeals to the celebration of of the enduring living spirit for us all.