My Two © Emily Shur
So, we made it and have seen what we came to see – The Grand Canyon. The Shurs are not a very adventurous people, so we kind of skirted the rim and saw the grandest of cracks from many different vantage points. It is big and beautiful and I doubt we scratched the surface, but as it has been in many family vacations of the past, we got the gist.
The past week has been an exercise in faith for me. I lost out on a few work things, any one of which would have made my day, week, month, or year. All of which I was anxiously waiting by the phone/computer to hear about. Alas, it wasn’t in the cards for me on any of those specific opportunities, and as always, there is no choice but to keep marching on. Sometimes it’s hard to keep brushing things off, especially when you may not feel that the good in the universe is balancing out with the not so good. My friend Nina wrote something a week or so ago that stuck with me (not to mention she used a picture of mine to illustrate her thoughts!). I agree with her that life, photographic and otherwise, so often boils down to someone taking a chance on you. One person believing in you. And so often, that one person is all you need.
The trip we are taking this week is my and the husband’s 60th birthday gift to my parents. So here I am, spending the week with the parents – two people that have always believed in me, the husband – someone who took a chance on me, and The Baroness – the one in whose eyes, I can do no wrong. Yeah, it’s pretty cold here in Grand Canyon, Arizona, and I had a shitty previous week, but there are bigger things out there than individual disappointments….like very, very big holes in the ground to stand around and look at with your peoples.