The park’s closure during this government shutdown has been strange, of course, and there was a point at which I considered coming home early. However, with words of encouragement from a handful of key players in the goings-on of my head and heart, I decided to stay and make the lemonade.
This necessitated yesterday’s drive south and west and south and west to Nicodemus, KS.
I remain in steadfast awe of this landscape, and the history it holds. It has been a quiet, brimming pleasure to be here thinking about it, and making work about it.
ALSO, a pleasure to be driving this sturdy dream machine.
Without the kindness of two parents of mine and the small fee of $1 I would never have been able to undertake a trip of this scope and freedom. Thank you.
I shall now present you with the cats you have come to expect. Kitties for a bedtime hour that nears.
from MIKE SHEA and also INGRID
I could do this all day. From sunrise to sunset. Mike Shea comments– “haha”. Ingrid writes, “YESSSS”.
via Cat Bounce— please, click. This still does not do it justice.
I had the great delight of receiving this in a wordless email, (no subject).
from JOHN PAUL O’DONNELL (under what name he instructed me to save his number in 2009.)
And I had the equal delight of receiving this one from a chipper Mustache Dad, “happy morning!”
Sleep well, dear ones.