Happy Thanksgiving! I’ve re-posted a video from 2013 for its imagination-transforming power, its pertinence to last week’s post and (excuse my holiday shortcut) because I’m spending the long weekend in Tucson with Rosalie.
Epiphany at Zion On this second morning of a four-day, autumn loop around the Grand Canyon, I am blown away, cobwebs gone, in open-jawed wonder in Zion National Park. Our purpose is to be creation’s audience, wrote Pulitzer-winner Annie Dillard (my paraphrase).
That a short-lived speck of ectoplasm like me has a place, much less a purpose, to evaluate, assess or contribute anything to Zion’s soaring towers carved a sand-grain at a time over mind-numbing eons, seems ridiculous…especially so as I look upward from deep shadow to sun-bathed slabs and spires. But that’s my story: Our place, job and duty is to appreciate a meaningful world and recognise our special place in it.