Canyon de Chelly -
How do I love Canyon de Chelly?
I love it deep within, in my gut.
I love the way its wind feels against my skin and the way the breeze sounds as it high fives the Cottonwood leaves, the ancient rocks, the pebbles under my feet as I walk to a lookout point.
Katherine had visited the Canyon six times this Summer, but never saw Spider Rock until today.
The overlook at Spider Rock is the exact place I fell in love with the Canyon though I had no idea it would take 23 years to return.
That time I was pregnant with my daughter Marlena, who died at birth six months later. Today I visited with her two sisters and one brother.
I heard French, German, Navajo and Italian. I shared a photo taking moment with one Italian woman who didn't speak much English.
I said, "Italian people...mmmmm......" to which she replied "American people are so friendly!"
Another Canyon de Chelly memory.