A week on the road.
Waking up to some 'real life' work stuff, and working them out with limited internet like a trooper.
Followed by a cheap hotel coffee that surprisingly tastes delicious with its hazelnut creamer and its day old taste and temperature.
Off we go back to the promised land, to experience yet another unforgettable venture into the astounding nature in Zion. This time: Angels Landing: An incline hike on a mountain where we walk on its narrow top holding on to chains trying not to look at the steep cliffs below, on both sides. The hike is difficult, but for me it is more of a mental challenge than a physical one. I don't fear heights, but I cringe every time I see people standing on an edge of a cliff. And standing on an edge of a cliff is pretty much what one has to do to complete this hike.
So I ace the mental challenge and make it to the top. The view is unreal. It is placed so perfectly, with an artist's eye. So deliberate to please the senses of the viewer. This gem of an area is meant to lure one, and it fulfills its purpose. I am TAKEN by the beauty of the tall red rocky cliffs, the scattered green vegetation throughout, the creeks, the colors, the deer and chipmunks that are so happy in this place they come right up to you. Humans can't scare them off in this place. They OWN this place. It is theirs. And us humans are mere visitors.
The way down is a whole lot faster than the way up.
Metaphor much? Perhaps. Nature hides in itself the most needed lessons.
Tomorrow is yet another quest into nature. What will I learn then...?
To be continued...
In April 2020, while experiencing her first ever global pandemic, Tamar Pelzig pledged to write something every day, even if it's only a word, so she welcomed to the world a daily blog to keep her creative writing wheels rolling.
Header Art: Daniel Landerman