Beauty Comes In All Forms

These colorful rocks were from south east of Wikieup, AZ.

Howdy readers! I just got back from a three day trip to Lake Havasu City, Kingman and the Wikieup areas of Arizona.  The first two are some of the hottest places in Az, this is a beautiful time to be there.   I was listening to an older album by Brian Eno called Ambient 1, Music for Airports.  This music is beautiful with it’s spare, haunting, wide open feel which seemed to echo much of the terrain that I was covering.  This part of the state is volcanic, you can see the remnants of old volcanoes and lava floes, as you drive. 

Rock collecting area off the 95, NE of Lake Havasu.

  While not pretty in the usual sense, this part of the country has a crusty beauty.  I found granity type rocks that were pink, black and green that I think will make beautiful jewelry, later.  Much of the rock was glittery and looked like advertisements for some of the counters in your kitchens. 

The most important part of the story is that being out in nature, especially for longer stretches such as this, is so restorative to our spirits.  Super Secret Back Up Support Agent was off having an adventure of her own with her backpacking allies.  I like that we can go off and enjoy ourselves in ways that feed our souls, then get back together and enjoy each other’s tales.    What’s missing in your life?  What can you do today to start having things the way that you’d like them?  Do it for yourself, and know that the people around you will benefit from a more satisfied you, as well.