"Anthem" by Leonard Cohen

"The birds they sang at the break of day
Start again, I heard them say
Don't dwell on what has passed away
or what has yet to be...

Ring the bells that still can ring
Forget your perfect offering
There is a crack in everything
That's how the light gets in"

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Grand Canyon

Grand Canyon
Originally uploaded by musicmuse_ca
My first visit to the Grand Canyon. We were lucky to have relatively moderate August weather and the sky was clear. I remember my mother telling me about her trips here....she went rafting the rapids in her fifties and took a helicopter ride over it as well.

Nothing so adventuresome for me...just a view from the rim with my daughter and my doggie. Memories flood in about the last time I was near here over 30 years ago with my ex-husband. We were driving back from LA from our honeymoon, and even though I was physically not well, I still wanted to come north from Flagstaff to see the Grand Canyon. He refused and kept on driving back to Buffalo New York, where we were living at the time.

Now I am making the long journey back to NYC, the place I fled from in my teens, retracing my steps and reliving all the mistakes I made along the way. It has been emotionally intense and draining, but I will be writing about some of this in future entries.

For now, let's just enjoy the view!

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