Monday, May 28, 2012

The Desert Solar Eclipse.

Zander and I were driving west yesterday and he commented on how peculiar it is that the sun could blind us if we were to gaze into its fiery eye.  And yet, its not common to hear of people going blind from it...
Hikers at Papago Park,The Valley of the Sun.<--Click!  There is a slue more!

and then today, i found this quote from one of my absolute favorite books "The Pilgrim at Tinker Creek"....

"We have really only that one light, one source for all power, and yet we must turn away from it by universal decree. Nobody here on this planet seems aware of this strange, powerful taboo, that we all walk about carefully averting our faces, this way and that, lest our eyes be blasted forever."

I would love to plop Zander down at Oak Creek Canyon for a month with a pen and paper and let him scribble down his spiritual, philosophical and scientific musings. But then I'm pretty sure he would scrap that idea and instead scramble up the canyon walls, putter around in the creek, build more "churches" out of fallen trees and so forth... ah zander, if I didn't find your toe nail clippings scattered about the house, like right here next to this computer!, i would certainly mistake you for a mythological man.

roping together a giant cross

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