But, the moment came when we had to make our descent from the Colorado Plateau at Hurricane Ridge and admit that our travels together were over. I had to face a sudden encounter with the depression I knew would come. I was, indeed, present even to that wrenching inevitability.
13 October 2010
Off the Colorado Plateau
Oh, my. I was determined today "to be where I am" at every moment. I entered into each stop, engaged my surroundings and the people involved; I relished the scenery, staying present to what we were doing. I succeeded, perhaps too well, in refraining from thinking ahead.